Rex Sinquefield

Campaign Finance
2:39 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Sinquefield Is Top Missouri Campaign Donor in 2014; McCaskill Leads Democrats

Rex Sinquefield
Credit From Sinquefield website

During 2014, wealthy financier Rex Sinquefield cemented his place as Missouri’s top political donor — by far — by distributing close to $10 million to candidates and political groups.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:11 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Sinquefield, Laffer Discuss Their Tax Theories

Economist Art Laffer talks to 'St. Louis on the Air' host Don Marsh on Tuesday at St. Louis Public Radio in St. Louis.
Jason Rosenbaum St. Louis Public Radio

What would happen if you no longer had to pay income taxes?

Retired financial executive Rex Sinquefield and economist Art Laffer believe it would lead to economic growth and wealth.

“Sometimes when you lower taxes, you get less money. But sometimes you create enough economic activity to actually get more revenues,” Laffer told “St. Louis on the Air” host Don Marsh on Tuesday. “If you start lowering taxes from very high levels, you can actually sometimes actually increase revenues. Not all the time, but sometimes that happens.”

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Missouri Politics
11:48 am
Mon January 12, 2015

McCaskill Not Running For Governor In 2016, Will Seek Campaign Finance Reform Instead

Claire McCaskill
Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has ended months of speculation by declaring that she’s definitely not running for governor in 2016 and is endorsing Missouri Attorney Chris Koster instead.

“I have an amazing job. I am challenged every day,” McCaskill said in an interview Monday with host Steve Kraske on KCUR-FM, the public-radio station in Kansas City.

“I love the work, and so at the end of the day, you’ve got to decide. ‘Is the job that you’re thinking about going for, is it a better job than the one you have? And can you do more?’ ”

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2016 Campaign
4:19 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Kinder To Seek A Fourth Term As Lieutenant Governor

Peter Kinder
Credit (file photo: UPI)

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder appears ready to bolster his standing as the longest-serving person in that office, as his campaign confirms he plans to seek a fourth term in 2016.

“As of right now, he plans to run for re-election in 2016,’’ a spokesman said Tuesday.

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Campaign 2016
12:52 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Sinquefield Sets Record With $1 Million Donation To Potential 2016 Candidate

Rex Sinquefield
Credit Courtesy of Rex Sinquefield's website

(Updated 2:50 p.m. Tues., Dec . 9)

Wealthy financier Rex Sinquefield appears to have made his choice for Missouri’s next lieutenant governor:  Bev Randles, chairman of the Missouri Club for Growth.

Sinquefield is backing up his support with a $1 million check into Randles’ newly created exploratory committee, set up Monday. Randles says she will spend months talking to fellow Republicans to decide whether she has adequate support for a 2016 campaign.

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2016 Election
1:17 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Sinquefield Hosting Election-Night Event For Blunt

Rex Sinquefield
Credit Courtesy of Rex Sinquefield's website

Shortly before the polls close on Nov. 4,  wealthy financier Rex Sinquefield and his wife, Jeanne, will already have moved on to the 2016 elections.

The couple is hosting an early-evening fundraiser – billed as an “Election Night Reception”  -- on Nov. 4 at their St. Louis home.  The reception is scheduled to end when polls close at 7 p.m.

The beneficiary is U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. The senator is expected to seek re-election in 2016.

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Campaign Finance
5:47 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Huge Sinquefield Donation Draws Blast From Camp Of GOP Rival Schweich

Rex Sinquefield
Credit Courtesy of Rex Sinquefield's website

Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway got $750,000 this week from wealthy financier Rex Sinquefield for her 2016 campaign for governor. That’s more than 10 times what she raised during the past three months.

That huge donation was condemned late Wednesday by her potential rival, state Auditor Tom Schweich, a fellow Republican. His campaign accused Hanaway of being “dependent on one man and his self-proclaimed ‘political army.’ “

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2014 General Election
1:20 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Gigantic Blimp To Serve As 'Enormous Billboard' For Conservatives' Economic Message

Blimp leased by Grow Missouri, shortly after it arrived Friday in Jefferson City.
Credit Anne Marie Moy/Grow Missouri

At the next Cardinals’ game, the audience — and much of the St. Louis area — may spot something huge floating in the sky, and it’s not a drone, a hot air balloon or a flying saucer.

It’s a blimp, allegedly among the largest in the world, leased by a conservative political group to be flown around the state for the next two months.

In effect, the blimp will be “a giant billboard’’ that flies in the sky, says Aaron Willard, treasurer for Grow Missouri, which has leased the aircraft for the next two months.

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Missouri Politics
4:58 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

McCaskill Says She's Focused On Sinquefield, Not Possible Bid For Governor

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill
Credit Bill Greenblatt | UPI

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill dismissed on Monday rumors that she may be interested in a 2016 run for governor – 12 years after she lost her first bid for that job.

When asked if she was considering another run for governor, McCaskill replied, “I actually am not. I am very busy in my job” as U.S. senator.

“I am very happy in the job I have, and I am very lucky to have it,’’ she said in an interview with St. Louis Public Radio.

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2014 General Election
1:43 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Sinquefield Donates $2.5 Million For Outside Group's Fall Campaign Efforts

Rex Sinquefield
Credit Courtesy of Rex Sinquefield's website

(Updated 2:20 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15)

Wealthy financier Rex Sinquefield, Missouri’s top political donor, is giving $2.5 million to Grow Missouri – a prominent conservative political action committee – to help bankroll its campaign efforts this fall.

Those efforts will include helping the next speaker of the Missouri House, state Rep. John Diehl of Town and Country, as well as other Republicans running for several key legislative contests in the St. Louis area.

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