Saturday, July 14, 2012
Tilley campaign account spends $2,700 on induction of Rush Limbaugh into Hall of Famous Missourians
Tilley accepts no lobbyists' freebies, but the expenditures category of his report indicates he reimbursed Pelopidas, Rex Sinquefield's lobbying group for $800 worth of "tickets."
Tilley also used more than $2,700 to pay for expenses associated with the induction of radio personality Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
The report shows Tilley paid Locarni Marble Company in Carthage $1,809.44, Precision Art in Jefferson City $159.70, and River City Florist in Jefferson City $353.26.
The expenses are listed as "R. Limbaugh Hall of Fame."
Among the $75,039.88 in expenses Tilley reported were contributions to numerous Republican colleagues' campaign committees, $2,318 for travel to Scottsdale, Ariz., and $4,220 for mileage reimbursement.
Tilley also reimbursed a Perryville woman $253.95 for drinks for a Sarah Steelman event.
The report shows Tilley received $6,520 during the quarter, with $5,520 of that coming from interest. He still has $1,193,776.26 in the bank.
Tilley has not ruled out a future run for elected office.