campaign http://news.stlpublicradio.org en World Wide Technology Gave Big Donations To Nixon – But Others Too http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/world-wide-technology-gave-big-donations-nixon-others-too <p>On Thursday, <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-gets-big-donation-same-day-he-calls-campaign-contribution-reform" target="_blank">the Associated Press</a> reported that the same day Democratic Governor Jay Nixon decried large donations in his State of the State speech, he received a five-figure contribution from a firm whose state contract is up for renewal.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:45:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8897 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org World Wide Technology Gave Big Donations To Nixon – But Others Too Nixon Gets Big Donation On Same Day He Calls For Campaign Contribution Reform http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-gets-big-donation-same-day-he-calls-campaign-contribution-reform <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State records show that Missouri </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon received a $10,000 donation from a firm with a state contract on the same day that he publicly decried big political contributions.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Records reviewed by The Associated Press show that Nixon's campaign committee received the check from World Wide Technology on Monday - the same day he delivered his State of the State address.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:56:08 +0000 The Associated Press 8870 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Gets Big Donation On Same Day He Calls For Campaign Contribution Reform Report: Campaign Finance Laws Worrisome http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-campaign-finance-laws-worrisome <p><span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">All of the money given by small donors in the 2012 presidential race was matched by only 32 billionaires and corporations, according to a report released Thursday by </span>MoPIRG<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Missouri Public Interest and Research Group.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:59:52 +0000 Chris McDaniel 8466 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report: Campaign Finance Laws Worrisome Political Spending 'Arms Race' Makes It A Good Year For TV Stations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/political-spending-arms-race-makes-it-good-year-tv-stations <p>It’s estimated that TV stations’ political ad revenues were around $2.6 billion last year – a 68 percent increase from just 4 years ago.</p><p>This was the first big election since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling in 2010 that declared corporations to be people and money to be speech. The ruling&nbsp;made 2012 a good year for TV stations that get paid to air political ads.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Political Spending 'Arms Race' Makes It A Good Year For TV Stations Mo. Gov. Nixon Spent $15.5M On Re-Election http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-gov-nixon-spent-155m-re-election <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spent $15.5 million on his re-election campaign and still has hundreds of thousands of dollars left over.</p><p>Campaign finance reports released Thursday show Nixon's fundraising committee had a balance of nearly $414,000 at the start of December.</p><p>Nixon has changed his committee to indicate that he now is seeking an unspecified statewide office in 2016 and has given it a new name - "A Better Missouri With Governor Jay Nixon."</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 18:39:46 +0000 Person: The Associated Press 7151 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Gov. Nixon Spent $15.5M On Re-Election Despite Condemning The Candidate, The NRSC Funneled Money To Akin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/despite-condemning-candidate-nrsc-funneled-money-akin <p><em>Updated at 2:02 with McCaskill's&nbsp;finances.</em></p><p>In spite of repeated assurances that they wouldn't support Congressman Todd Akin's senate bid after his damning comments regarding "legitimate rape," the National Republican Senatorial Committee funneled&nbsp;$756,000 into Akin's campaign during the days before the election.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:28:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel 7140 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Despite Condemning The Candidate, The NRSC Funneled Money To Akin 'Dark Money' Ban Clears St. Louis Aldermanic Committee http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dark-money-ban-clears-st-louis-aldermanic-committee <p>Non-profits who want to influence political races in the city of St. Louis may soon have to disclose their donors.</p><p><a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB2421.pdf">A bill</a> that would force those organizations who put more than $500 into a contest for mayor, comptroller, Board of Aldermen president or a ballot issue sailed out of committee today with a 6-0 vote. Five of the 11 committee members were absent, and a quorum wasn't reached until just before the vote.</p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:14:48 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 6884 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Dark Money' Ban Clears St. Louis Aldermanic Committee Spence Puts $500K More Into Mo. Governor's Bid http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/spence-puts-500k-more-mo-governors-bid <p></p><p>Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence has put an additional $500,000 into his campaign to unseat Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The Missouri Ethics Commission website shows that Spence made the loan earlier this week. He has now given and loaned his campaign a total of $4.5 million.</p><p>The latest loan comes after finance reports released Monday showed Spence's campaign with less cash than Nixon's. The incumbent governor reported more than $4.9 million in his campaign account as of the start of October, compared with $1.5 million for Spence.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:28:21 +0000 The Associated Press 5603 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Spence Puts $500K More Into Mo. Governor's Bid New Campaign Finance Reports Show Continued Fundraising Edge For Slay http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-campaign-finance-reports-show-continued-fundraising-edge-slay <p><em>Updated to note that Slay filed multiple reports, and thus raised and spent more than quarterly report reflected.</em></p><p>The latest quarterly reports are in for the 2013 mayoral primary in the city of St. Louis, and incumbent Mayor Francis Slay continues to hold a huge fundraising advantage over challenger Lewis Reed, the Board of Aldermen president.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:18:11 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5436 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Campaign Finance Reports Show Continued Fundraising Edge For Slay Large Gap In Nixon, Spence Remaining Campaign Budget http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/large-gap-nixon-spence-remaining-campaign-budget <p>Gov. Jay Nixon entered the final month before the November elections with three times as much campaign cash as his Republican challenger.</p><p>Finance figures released Monday show the Democratic governor had $4.9 million in his campaign account at the start of October, compared with $1.5 million for St. Louis businessman Dave Spence.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:05:19 +0000 The Associated Press 5427 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Large Gap In Nixon, Spence Remaining Campaign Budget