Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Stevenson picks up $7,500 from Sinquefield
Talk about great timing.
On July 16, three days before the Missouri Supreme Court issued its ruling declaring the law that revoked campaign contribution limits unconstitutional, Rep. Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City, received a $7,500 check from retired billionaire voucher supporter Rex Sinquefield.
The contribution was among $16,175 Stevenson received during the third quarter of 2007, according to his disclosure report filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Not only did Stevenson receive money from the state's chief voucher supporter, but he contributed the maximum $650 to the senate campaign of Rep. Jane Cunningham, chairman of the House Education Committee, who has been the chief proponent of educational vouchers in the state legislature. It was one of two political contributions made by Stevenson during the last quarter. The other one, a maximum $325, went to the campaign of House candidate Tom Flanigan of Carthage.
In addition to the Sinquefield money, Stevenson received one other contribution above the limit, $1,000 on the same day, from Leggett & Platt, Carthage.
His list of donors included three lobbyists, though none were listed as such:
-John Bardgett & Associates, Inc. contributed $325, while his client, the Missouri Association of Nurse Anesthetists kicked in an additional $500. Among Bardgett's clients are the Missouri Association of Rehabilitation Facilities, Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association, Pinnacle Entertainment, Las Vegas; Sunrise Assisted Living, Chesterfield; and numerous St. Louis interests.
-Kyna Iman, Missouri Southern State University lobbyist, contributed $150.
-A contribution of $300 from Northport Health Services, is listed as being made through the company's lobbyist, Kathi Harness.
Stevenson has $27,506.53 in his campaign account.
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