Sen. Rob Mayer says he hasn't used Rod Jetton's consulting firm for a long time
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Sen. Rob Mayer says he hasn't used Rod Jetton's consulting firm for a long time

Date: December 8, 2009
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  The new Senate Appropriations Chair reacts to his political consultant and former Missouri House Speaker getting arrested on assault charges.
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Wrap: Dexter Senator Rob Mayer was listed as a client on the Rod Jetton and Associates website before it shutdown sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The same Rod Jetton who turned himself in Monday night on charges of assault on a woman.

Now Senator Rob Mayer says he stopped using Jetton's services almost a year ago.

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Description: "I think sometime after the first of the year he no longer worked for me in the capacity of a consultant."

Mayer also said he had asked Jetton numerous times to take his name off the consulting firm's website.

Those requests came long before he was charged with assault.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro:  Missouri Senator Rob Mayer, a Rod Jetton Consulting client, says he hasn't used the former Missouri Speaker's service for almost a year.
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Wrap: The New Senate Appropriations Chair Rob Mayer says he used Rod Jetton's political consulting firm for his 2008 State Senate campaign. 

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Description: "He was hired to help lend any advice and help in a fundraising capacity."

Jetton turned himself in to the Cole County Sherriff late Monday night on assault charges.

Mayer says he even asked Jetton repeatedly to take his name down from his website.

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Description: "He hadn't returned my phone calls. This has been for several weeks long before this ever broke."

The website was taken offline some time Tuesday morning.

Jetton's lawyer announced he will close his firm and no longer work in politics.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

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