Monday, December 30, 2013

Swift Boat contributor dead at 82, gave money to Missouri politicians

Harold Simmons, the Texas billionaire who gave $3 million to the Swift Boat campaign that torpedoed John Kerry's presidential candidacy and who also poured his money into Missouri campaigns, is dead at 82.

Simmons gave $50,000 to former Gov. Matt Blunt in 2007 and $25,000 to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in 2011.

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