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A Missouri Democratic Party spokesman said Hulshof's latest attacks are desperate.

Date: October 16, 2008
By: Christine Slusser
State Capitol Bureau


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A Democratic Party spokesman said Congressman Kenny Hulshof's latest attacks are desperate.

Christine Slusser has more from the state capitol.

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Attorney General Jay Nixon helped create The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City which gave $85,000 in grants to The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, which is under fire for fraudulent voter registration cards.  

The Missouri Democratic Party spokesman, Zac Wright, says Attorney General Jay Nixon has no control over the foundation's actions.

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Description: This nonsense from the Hulshof campaign, they're desperate and they're throwing everything including the kitchen sink into this race in a desperate attempt to come from behind. Congressman Hulshof used to work for Jay Nixon at the Attorney General's office. He knows good and well it's an independent organization.

Hulshof's campaign spokesman, Scott Baker, says Nixon stood by and let this happen.

From the state capitol, I'm Christine Slusser. 


Intro: The spokesman for republican candidate for governor, Kenny Hulshof, attacked Attorney General Jay Nixon for supporting a fraudulent organization.

Christine Slusser has more from the state capitol.

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Spokesman for the Kenny Hulshof for Governor campaign, Scott Baker, says an organization Attorney General Jay Nixon helped create gave $85,000 to The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.

ACORN has been accused of fraudulent voter registration.

Nixon's campaign says the attorney general has no say in The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City but Baker calls that assertion shameful.

 

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Description: "He was there from the very beginning. He has put out press releases taking credit for the creation of the foundation, so to try and disassociate himself now when there are serious concerns about their activity is disingenuous at best."

The spokesman for the Missouri Democratic party, Zac Wright, says the health care foundation is an independent organization that Nixon cannot control.

From the state capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.


Intro: A spokesman for Congressman Kenny Hulshof's campaign shook a finger at Attorney General Jay Nixon who he says stood by and silently let corruption happen.

Christine Slusser has more from the state capitol. 

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Representative Kenny Hulshof's campaign spokesman is attacking Attorney General Jay Nixon saying The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City gave $85,000 in grants to an organization under scrutiny for voter fraud.

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, is under investigation for fraud in Missouri and other states. 

A spokesman for the Hulshof campaign, Scott Baker, says there is no denying Nixon's involvement with the foundation.

 

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Description: "Its interesting that he has put out press releases, he has gone out of his way to take credit and associate himself with the foundation. Now that there's trouble he's running away as quickly as he can, I think that's very telling."


A spokesman for The Missouri Democratic Party, Zac Wright, says The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City is independent and Attorney General Jay Nixon had no say in the matter.

From the state capitol, I'm Christine Slusser. 


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