One of the interesting questions that has developed as a result of Gov. Matt Blunt's decision not to seek a second term is what Blunt will do with his $4 million plus in campaign funds.
Rep. Ron Richard told The Carthage Press he had been told by Blunt that all of the money would be returned to contributors, but just how would that be done? Much of the money has been funneled to Blunt's campaign through the laundry system, in other words, through a series of interconnecting committees designed to help candidates bypass campaign contribution limits.
Would the money simply be returned to those committees, for their use. If so, wouldn't that mean it would not really be going back to the people who actually gave the money, those who thought $1,275 was too little?
Obviously, the money cannot be contributed to individual candidates, except, of course, with the constitutional limits in mind.
Perhaps the best solution would be give the money to charity, maybe to an organization that helps people who were victims in the governor's first-year Medicaid cuts.