Monday, July 26, 2010

Lobbyist contributes $1,000 to Goodman campaign

On the same day that an anonymous attack ad has been launched, branding Springfield auctioneer Billy Long as a tool of special interests, his two main competitors for the GOP Seventh District Congress nomination have reported receiving four-figure contributions from lobbyists.

As noted earlier in the day, Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, received $1,360 from federal lobbyist Gregg Hartley, a former assistant to current Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt. This afternoon, the campaign committee for Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mount Vernon reported a $1,000 contribution from state lobbyist Mark Rhoades.

The 48-hour report filed with the FEC indicated Goodman received the contribution Saturday.

Missouri Ethics Commission documents show a wide variety of lobbying clients for Rhoads including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cash America International, Harrah's, Met Life, and Missouri Insurance Coalition.


Anonymous said...

That's a great way to launder that money.

Anonymous said...

It's not an "anonymous" ad, unless you don't listen to the whole thing. It was from Americans for Job Security, an independent Washington advocacy group. Says so right in the ad and they have a website you can check out. Insinuating that Goodman sanctioned it by sticking that comment at the beginning of your blurb about a legal and above board contribution is cheap.