The oversized contributions have not been flowing into term-limited Rep. Cynthia Davis' attempt to leapfrog incumbent Scott Rupp into his State Senate seat.
On the last day of the second quarter, Mrs. Davis received a $26,000 contribution from Bernie Davis, her husband, Back to Basics Christian Bookstore, the business they own. Whether this is an indication that Mrs. Davis was in desperate need of cash for her campaign, of if she was just trying to make the final totals impressive on the next disclosure report are something no will know until about two weeks from now, but greenbacks were not headed Mrs. Davis' way earlier this year.
As I noted in the April 17 Turner Report, Rupp had almost seven times as much money in his campaign account than Mrs. Davis, according to their first quarter disclosure reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Rupp collected $27,520 during the first quarter and spent $22,190.97, leaving him with $62,701.41.
Mrs. Davis picked up $17,704, spent $9,047.49, and had $9,985.07 remaining
One might think Mrs. Davis has been trying to jumpstart a fizzling race with her recent slew of outlandish attacks on Rupp, whose credentials as a conservative are beyond reproach. However, it is just possible and probable that the outlandish statements are just Mrs. Davis being Mrs. Davis.
She has been taking a particularly Palinesque approach to the campaign. Her opening statement, printed on her campaign website, rips into the media and everyone in the world who is evil, in other words, everyone whose beliefs differ from those of Mrs. Davis.
Politics has become a dirty business. The way Sarah Palin was nit-picked and harassed, we now can see clearly that the anti-family, anti-taxpayer and anti-traditional values forces will say or do anything to trash people who share the same opinions as you and me.
Since they can’t win on their ideas, they use the media and internet to demean and ridicule and try to make good people leave office or not consider running.
There is an old line, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” With all the political nastiness, many wonder why a nice person would enter such a vicious arena. The reason is simple. I love my country, I love my family and I care enough about both to commit my life to preserving that for which our founding fathers lived and died.
Cynthia Davis laid into Scott Rupp and his Republican colleagues in the Missouri Senate on Gina Loudon's radio program yesterday, stating that Rupp et al. are just a "big frat club," are "too wimpy to handle coercion [legislation]," are inept and "trashed" her Health Care Freedom Act by putting a statutory change on the August ballot instead of a constitutional amendment.