Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Election hasn't been held yet, but Ben Baker already received $1,000 gift from lobbyist
Baker's October quarterly report, filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission, shows that his largest contribution, $1,000 came from the powerful Gibbons Workman lobbying firm of Jefferson City on September 7.
Gibbons Workman is one of those revolving door creations in which term-limited Michael Gibbons, after rising to the top of the Missouri Senate as president pro tem, immediately went into business for himself, lobbying his former colleagues.
Amplify Education (online education firm)
Cheyenne International (tobacco firm)
Missouri Automobile Dealers Association
Missouri Charter Public School Association
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Gibbons Workman was not the only special interest contributing to the Baker campaign, according to his report:
Missouri Association of Insurance Agents $300
Missouri American Water $100
Missouri Medical PAC $300
AGC of Missouri PAC $500
Missouri Pork PAC $250.
Out of the $3,195.75 Baker received during the past three months, the only local contributor listed was a $300 donation from the Republican Women of Newton County.
Baker reported spending only $308.44 during that time and still had $3,517.90 in his account.
raised $3,056.65 between July 1 and September 30, according to her October quarterly report, with all of it coming from Neosho, Granby and Joplin contributors, topped by $1,000 from former Crowder College President Kent Farnsworth, who is also Thomas' campaign treasurer.
She spent $2,376.36 and had $2,257.57 in her campaign account as of September 30.