A 24-hour report filed Wednesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission shows Jasper County Public Administrator Rita Hunter, who was soundly defeated last week in her re-election attempt, received $5,400 Monday from eight legislative district committees.
The 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 23rd district committees, all listing an address of P. O. Box 1742, St. Charles, Mo., each contributed $675 to Mrs. Hunter's campaign.
Now why in the world would legislative committees from far outside Jasper County be contributing thousands of dollars into a campaign for a seemingly minor county office? Especially when you consider the election is already over and the candidate lost.