Mr. Sinquefield, a retired investor who splits his time between St. Louis and Osage County, has dedicated a fair amount of his substantial fortune in recent years to pushing his mostly zany ideas on the Legislature.
With millions of dollars invested in key lawmakers, mostly Republicans, Mr. Sinquefield has bought himself a lot of floor time and a lot of failures. From passing a fair tax to using public money for private school vouchers, Mr. Sinquefield's proposals have lost over and over again. For a guy who sometimes seems to own the House and Senate leadership, he hasn't been able to make the Legislature do much.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Post-Dispatch Editorial Board rips Sinquefield
delivered a stern rebuke today to retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield's efforts to buy Missouri and mold it into his own twisted image: