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Nixon receiving large campaign donations while calling for limits

Date: January 31, 2013
By: Andrew Weil
State Capitol Bureau
Links: Nixon's State of the State Address 

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The Associate Press Reports on the same day Governor Jay Nixon called for campaign spending limits, he received a five-figure donation from a Saint-Louis based company.
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Wrap: Documents show Saint-Louis based World Wide Technology donated Ten-Thousand dollars to Nixon's campaign on the same day of his state of the state address where he publicly called for campaign spending limits.

THEN the day after Nixon received a Twenty-Five Thousand Dollar donation from an Ohio corporation.

In response, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer called out the Governor who had recently said that large campaign donations errode the public confidence in elected officials.

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Description: "And I mean if that's the case the governor has taken more large individual contributions than any other elected official I know so I'm actually really suprised that he made that statement."

The Governor's spokesman was unavailable for comment because he was traveling around the state with the governor.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.  

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The Associated Press reports Governor Jay Nixon has been receiving dozens of large campaign contributions while publicly calling for spending limits.
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Wrap: On the same day that Governor Jay Nixon delivered his State of the State calling for campaign spending limits, he received a Ten-Thousand Dollar donation from a Saint-Louis based company.

He THEN received a Twenty-Five Thousand Dollar donation from a Cincinatti corporation on the following day. 

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Kurt Schaefer says if the governor wants to have a real conversation on campaign spending limits it has to discuss all the realities.

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Description: "To say that it's everyone else's problem and everyone else is causing the problem when frankly the governor is taking more large individual checks than anyone else is pretty silly."

AP reports the Ten-Thousand Dollar donation was meant to pay for inauguration costs.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Andrew Weil.


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