Sunday, August 31, 2008

Nixon adds another quarter of a million

The new Wild West era in Missouri politics continued today as Attorney General Jay Nixon added at least $241,000 to his campaign account. It could be more since candidates are only required to report contributions over $5,000 within two days, and can wait to list lesser contributions until the regular disclosure report is filed.

The top donor today for Nixon was the law firm of Gray Ritter & Graham, St. Louis, with $100,000.

Other contributors included:

Hawthorne Site Management, St. Louis, $13,000; Jeffrey Fort, lawyer, Las Vegas, $25,000; Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, $7,500; Dollar Burns & Becker, Kansas City, $5,000; Dr. Harry Maue, chairman and CEO, Stuart Maue Ltd., $10,000; Robert Blitz, attorney, Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, $25,000; David Johnson, Maxus Properties, owner, $10,000; James B. Nutter, owner James B. Nutter & Co., $25,000.

In the past two days, the Nixon campaign has reported $362,000 plus in contributions over $5,000, including $75,000 from the Hershewe Law Firm in Joplin.

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