Friday, September 08, 2006
Nodler campaign chest up to $112,000
32nd District Sen. Gary Nodler appears to be more than ready for a challenge from independent candidate Kim Wright.
According to a campaign disclosure report filed this week with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Nodler has $112,616.48 in his account. In the month of August, he received $18,525 and spent $3,927.50.
His donor list included the usual list of suspects, PACS, lobbyists, and special interests, mixed in intermittently with some area residents.
Nodler, who is in charge of the Senate's Education Committee, received a maximum $650 contribution from K12, Herndon, Va., a national proponent of educational vouchers and homeschooling, and not so coincidentally a leading supplier of curriculum for virtual schools, something which the State Legislature approved for Missouri during its 2006 session.
Edison Schools, a leading proponent of privatizing education, also chippped in with $500.
Others who contributed the maximum to the Nodler campaign included:
Empire District Electric, Associated Builders and Contractors Heart of America, AGC of St. Louis PAC, Christian Health Care Hospice (watch carefully, plenty more Christian Health Care contributions are coming later in this paragraph. They are being put here in the order in which they are listed on the campaign disclosure document.), Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association PAC South, Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association PAC West, Christian Health Care Personnel Services, Missouri Health Care Association PAC (its treasurer is from Christian Health Care), Freeman Physicians Group, Missouri Insurance Coalition PAC, Isle of Capri Casino, CenturyTel, Christian Health Care Pharmacy, Missouri Cable PAC, Missouri Medical PAC.
Nodler also received $500 from the St. John's PAC, $175 from lobbyist James Moody, $250 from lobbyist Roy Cagle and $175 from MSSU lobbyist Kyna Iman.