Friday, October 10, 2008

Southwest Missouri PAC report indicates casino money could be flowing to Richard

Speaker-in-waiting Ron Richard, R-Joplin, received a $25,000 contribution from the Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC on the same day the company received $5,000 from Ameristar Casinos and one day after it received $10,000 from the Quapaw Tribe, owner of Downstream Casino, according to the October quarterly report filed today by the PAC.

The Southwest Missouri Leadership PAC and Richard share the same committee treasurer, Joplin CPA Nick Myers.

The report indicated the PAC received $30,500 during the quarter and spent $65,850, leaving it with $1,506.93.

Other contributions came from:

Rudy Farber, Neosho, $10,000; Leggett & Platt, Carthage, $5,000; and Wal-Mart, $500

The PAC gave $26,350 to Kenny Hulshof's campaign and smaller amounts to other statewide candidates.

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