Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, issued the following statement regarding Gov. Nixon awarding
the Liberty license office to a campaign contributor:
“On Tuesday, Jay Nixon rewarded yet another of his campaign contributors with a lucrative fee office. This time, Nixon overlooked five other bidders including the Liberty School District Foundation, awarding the Liberty fee office instead to longtime donor James Ryan Williams. Williams also reportedly runs the Lee’s Summit office with Democrat power-player James Montee, ex-husband of Auditor Susan Montee. Combined, the Liberty and Lee’s Summit offices generate revenue in excess of $1 million each year.
“Williams is the latest in a growing list of Democratic insiders and Nixon contributors who have benefited from Jay’s broken promise to end pay-to-play. His action is especially brazen considering the recent bipartisan outrage over the politics that continue to control the fee office bidding process. As a member of Nixon’s own party pointed out: ‘It’s all politics. Don’t let anybody fool you.’”
Thursday, July 09, 2009
GOP: Nixon awards another fee office to contributor
Another day, another press release from the Missouri GOP outlining a license fee office being awarded to a contributor to Gov. Jay Nixon. Here is the latest one: