JEFFERSON CITY - A judicial candidate in Jefferson City has received $100,000 from a national Republican group.
The Republican State Leadership Committee based in Washington, D.C., donated the money on October 4 to Republican Brian Stumpe, according to a Missouri Ethics Commission contribution receipt.
Stumpe, a municipal prosecutor in Jefferson City, is running against incumbent Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce, a democrat seeking her third six-year term in office.
In 2012, Joyce blocked a Republican-supported proposal that would require a photo I.D. to vote.
The Republican State Leadership Committee help Republican candidates get elected to government offices, according to its website.
"The Republican State Leadership Committee is the largest caucus of Republican state leaders in the country and the only national organization whose mission is to elect down-ballot, state-level Republican officeholders," the webite says. "Since 2002, the RSLC has been working to elect candidates to the office of lieutenant governor, secretary of state and state legislator. The RSLC has more than 100,000 donors in all 50 states."
The website also says that they monitor elections to determine who to contribute to.
"The RSLC closely monitors all state elections by gathering intelligence, working with candidates and party organizations, to determine the best use of RSLC resources to ensure victory for Republican candidates for state office," the committee's website says.
Neither of the treasurers for Joyce or Stumpe were available to comment.