Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cunningham fails to file 48-hour report on $8,000 contribution

it appears newly-elected Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, has violated Missouri election laws by failing to report an oversized contribution within two days of its receipt.

The contribution, which was finally filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission today, was reported two weeks late respectively.

Ethics Commission records indicate Mrs. Cunningham, who has been the legislature's leading proponent of educational vouchers during her time in the House, accepted an $8,000 contribution from Otis & Clark Properties, St. Louis, Nov. 15.

The first mention of the contribution came today when Mrs. Cunningham filed her 30 days after the election report with the Commission. Records on the Commission's website do not show any new reports from Mrs. Cunningham between the Nov. 4 report in which a 15,000 from billionaire Rex Sinquefield's Missourians Needing Educational Alternatives PAC was reported and today's filing. Her campaign did file two amended reports during that time.

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