An article in today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch indicates the state auditor race is heating up.
Articles last week from various sources indicated people connected with Governor Matt Blunt are becoming involved in the campaign of Platte County auditor Sandra Thomas. Her campaign committee's disclosure documents on file with the Missouri Ethics Commission indicate that Joplin CPA Nick Myers is her treasurer.
Myers, of course, is also the treasurer for the Nodler Leadership PAC. His wife, Victoria, is the deputy treasurer for the 32nd District Senatorial Committee, which has as its treasurer Tom Flanigan, who also happens to be Sen. Gary Nodler's treasurer. Mrs. Myers is also deputy treasurer for the 129th District Legislative Fund.
Though Springfield State Representative Mark Wright is campaigning as the only auditor candidate from southwest Missouri, it appears Ms. Thomas, with connections linking her to the governor and Sen. Nodler, may also have some pull in this area.
For the Post-Dispatch's campaign bios of the state auditor candidates, please go to this link.