Sunday, July 13, 2008
Nodler hits the jackpot with Downstream Casino
Downstream Casino just opened, but Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, had already hit the jackpot before the first paying customer entered.
Nodler's July disclosure report, filed today with the Missouri Ethics Commission, showed a $1,000 contribution, his biggest for the quarter, come from the Quapaw, Okla. casino.
The contribution was made on June 25, according to the report. The casino opened its doors to the public in July.
The casino contribution was one of six Nodler received from out-of-state sources, including $500 from the San Francisco-based drug company Genentech, two $250 contributions from Western Shamrock, San Angelo, Texas, $175 from Caremark RX, Phoenix, Ariz., and $650 from Connections Academy, Baltimore, Md.
Nodler's contributor list also includes five lobbyists:
-Roy Cagle, Missouri Finance Institute, $600
-John Britton, Anheuser-Busch $250
-Molly Tallarico, University of Missouri $100.
-Brent Hemphill, Alliance for School Choice, Connections Academy $150
-James T. Farrell & Associates- City of St. Louis $175
Others contributing to Nodler included:
Melissa Little, Joplin, $100; Gary Duncan, CEO, Freeman Hospital, $400; K & S Wire Products, Neosho, $100; Freeman Physicians Group PAC, Joplin $650; Silver Dollar City PAC $288 in-kind; AT&T $500 ($1,000 so far during this election cycle); MAPAC, Jefferson City, $175; Consulting Engineers Council of MOPAC, Jefferson City, $300; Ron Richard, Joplin, $650; MOSFA PAC, Jefferson City, $675; Robert Hull, St. Louis, $175;
Missouri Beer Wholesalers Association PAC, St. Louis, $175; HCA Missouri Good Government Fund, Jefferson City, $500; Conservative Committee of Southwest Missouri, Joplin, $400; Dr. Theresa Agee, Missouri Southern State University, $150; Dr. Bruce Speck, Missouri Southern State University, $150; Dr. John Windle, Joplin, $100; Friends of Missouri State University PAC, Springfield, $325; Missouri Insurance Coalition, Jefferson City, $700; CNW Foods, Joplin, $400; Community Support Services, Joplin, $400; Security Finance, Joplin, $250; Hartford Tunnell, Carthage, Missouri Southern State University, $105; Missouri State Chiropractors, Inc., Jefferson City, $200; Eagle Picher Technologies, Joplin, $600 ($1,200 during this election cycle); Goodman for Senate, Mount Vernon, $100; Roy Michael, Jefferson City, $175
Nodler's expenditures included maximum $1,350 contributions to Kenny Hulshof's campaign for governor, and Brad Lager's campaign for state treasurer.