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Missouri Democratic Party calls on House Speaker to explain his vote for a $420 million sales tax hike
Jefferson City, Mo. -- As House Speaker Tim Jones (R-Eureka) embarks on a statewide tour this week, the Missouri Democratic Party is calling on him to explain an aspect of his record that he will probably leave out of his self-promotional materials: his vote for a $420 million sales tax increase without a vote of the people.
Darlene Green Re-elected Vice-Chair, Airick West Re-elected Treasurer
Jefferson City, Mo. — Following a successful campaign cycle where Democrats won five of six statewide races, the Missouri Democratic Party State Committee unanimously re-elected Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders as Chairman. The committee, which voted this past Saturday (Jan. 26), also re-elected St. Louis City Comptroller Darlene Green to Vice-Chair and Airick West to Treasurer.
Kansas City-- Today, Missouri Democratic Party chair Mike Sanders released this statement following the election of extreme politician Ed Martin as chairman of the Missouri Republican Party.
November 1, 2012
Speaker Tim Jones Challenged to Come Clean On Bank Bailout Support
Jones Speaks in Spence Ad - But Silent on Issue of Taxpayer Bailout
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Dave Spence's Bank Bailout Baggage on GOP Bus Tour
Would GOP Colleagues Have Voted With Spence Against Repaying Bank Bailout?
Jefferson City, Mo.—Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Mike Sanders released the following statement about the passing of Betty Anne McCaskill:
Dave Spence Still Fibbing About Bank Bailout: GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Continues Misleading Voters About Bank Involvement
Yesterday, for the second time in recent weeks, Dave Spence falsely claimed that he had spent “less than six months” with Reliance Bank, the troubled St. Louis bank he helped lead – and whose $40 million bank bailout he voted not to repay. “I was on the bank board he’s talking about for less than six months,” Spence told KY3 yesterday. And as reported by the Joplin Globe earlier this month, “[Spence] said he was on the board for about six months.” [KY3, 10/24/12; Joplin Globe, 10/4/12]
MDP launches site highlighting Kinder’s partying, abuse of taxpayer dollars
GOP Candidate’s Story About Vote Not to Repay Bank’s $40 Million Bailout Continues to Evolve
Dave Spence Caught in Another Bank Bailout Lie Shamelessly, GOP Candidate Now Says He āNever Supportedā the Bailout
Debate Highlights Gov. Nixonās Strong, Independent Leadership; Dave Spence Continues Dishonest Attacks
Todayās Missouri Press Association debate presented a stark contrast between Gov. Jay Nixonās strong, fiscally responsible leadership and Dave Spenceās desperate and dishonest campaign. As Gov.
Yesterday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers upheld Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill strongly supported by Dave Spence that would have imposed a new retroactive car tax – without a vote of the people – on more than 100,000 Missourians who had purchased vehicles this year from friends, neighbors and other private individuals.
Today, as Dave Spence continues a statewide bus tour spouting more misleading claims and dishonest rhetoric, Missouri Democrats called on him to come clean in a new web video. Detailing Spence’s troubling record of dishonesty, the video poses a simple question: “How can you trust a guy who only looks out for himself?”
A Speed Bump On GOP Bus Tour Will Dave Spenceās Republican Colleagues Defend His $40M Bank Bailout?
Today, as Missouri Republicans kick off a “victory” bus tour of the state, Dave Spence continues to be dogged by questions about his bank’s $40 million bailout and why he voted not to repay it. Even at his own Primary Election Night party in St.
Jefferson City, Mo.-- The Missouri Democratic Party congratulates U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, Governor Jeremiah “Jay” Nixon, Treasurer Clint Zweifel, Attorney General Chris Koster, Lieutenant Governor candidate Susan Montee, Secretary of State candidate Jason Kander and candidates across the state for their strong showing in today’s Primary Election.
Tonight, after spending more $3 million of his own money on his campaign, Dave Spence beat his unknown opponents in the Republican gubernatorial primary. However, lingering concerns about Spence’s credibility and judgment will prove much more difficult to overcome.
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AUGUST 7, 2012
On Election Eve, Dave Spence Continues To Be Dishonest About Academic Record
GOP Candidate Doubles Down On Debunked Excuses
Dave Spence may have an overwhelming financial advantage over his primary opponent Bill Randles, but that hasn’t dispelled serious concerns among the press and even his conservative allies about his record as a St. Louis banker. Over the past several days, both his hometown paper, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and the Missouri Republican Assembly endorsed Bill Randles in the GOP primary – snubbing frontrunner Dave Spence.
July 26, 2012
Spence Takes Bailout From Taxpayers – Then Asks Taxpayers to Feel Sorry For Him
Spence Asks for Sympathy While Taxpayers Are Still Owed $40 Million from His Bank’s Bailout
Todayās AFP Forum: Will Dave Spence Agree With AFP That Outstanding TARP Loans Should be āDisposed Ofā?
How Will Spence Address His Bank Bailout Controversy at Conservative Forum?
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Yesterday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence again refused to explain why he voted against repaying his bank’s $40 million bailout from Washington back to taxpayers. Instead – despite being repeatedly called out by members of the press for lying about his record at the bank -- Spence offered perhaps his most misleading statement of all: “I’ve told the truth from the very beginning about all these issues.” [
In Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence was caught making another outrageous and inaccurate claim about his record, telling the Southeast Missourian that his business “didn’t want incentives. We wanted the government out of our lives.” [Southeast Missourian, 7/7/12]
Out of Touch Alert: Spence Again Reveals Heās Unfamiliar with Missouri Sounds Disappointed that Running for Governor Not Like āFlying to New Yorkā¦ or Californiaā
Spenceās Shady Shell Game: Why is Dave Spence funneling money through his undisclosed LLC to his campaign?
After Dave Spence reported his second large contribution from one of his shell companies on Friday, the Missouri Democratic Party called on Spence to come clean and explain why he’s secretly funneling money to his campaign from an LLC, which was not disclosed on his personal financial disclosure form and was fined for failing to pay its property taxes on time in 2008 and 2009.
Jefferson City, MO.— The Missouri Democratic Party announced today the remaining members of Missouri’s 2012 Democratic National Convention delegation were successfully elected at the Missouri Democratic State Convention. Hundreds of delegates from all 114 counties cast their vote for Missouri’s National Democratic Convention delegation.
At Springfield Debate, Republican Senate Candidates Say Itās Acceptable for US Senators to Ignore the Will of the People
What Sarah Supports: Sen. Pat Toomey Budget that Ends Medicare As We Know It and Defunds Pro-Job Investments
The Toomey Budget Is the Latest Republican Attempt to End Medicare and Protect Tax Breaks for the Wealthy
āEconomist by Trainingā Sarah Steelman Thinks Student Loan Rate Increase Won't Impact Access to Education
Steelman Wants Big Banks to Decide Who Gets to Go to College; Interest Rate on Stafford Loans Set to Double on July 1
At Today's Debate: John Brunner Sheds Light on Personal Experience With Debt; Lies About Vi-Jon's Business Philosophy
Brunner, Worth $100 Million, Took $372,000 Salary While Laying Off Workers
Vi-Jon’s Credit Downgraded As Result of Brunner’s Greed, Mismanagement
After Week of Bad Press, Steelman Launches Desperate Attacks
Missouri Democrats Kick-Off 2012 Campaign Push with the Missouri Democratic Party State Convention on Saturday, June 9
Jefferson City, MO.--The Missouri Democratic Party is pleased to announce the 2012 State Convention is being held June 9 at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks. The State Convention is the single largest gathering of Democrats in the state.
McCaskill Threatened On Stage At Steelman Tea Party Rally, Steelman Defends Activist
Jefferson City, Mo.—The Missouri Democratic Party released the following statement after Sarah Steelman refused to condemn a death threat made against Senator Claire McCaskill during a Tea Party rally thrown on behalf of Steelman’s candidacy last week. Steelman was in attendance when the threat was made and issued a statement today that she "emphatically supports" the man who threatened McCaskill's life.
MDP Calls on Spence to Come Clean and Amend Personal Financial Disclosure
Jefferson City, Mo. -- Today, the Missouri Democratic Party called on Dave Spence to immediately amend his personal financial disclosure form (PFD) after he failed to disclose key interests and assets as required by Missouri law.
Student Loan Vote Fails in Senate; Akin, Brunner, and Steelman Would Be Another Vote Against Affordable Student Loans
Akin, Brunner, Steelman Support Efforts to Let Big Banks Decide Who Goes to College
Jefferson City, Mo.--Today, Republicans prevented a vote to pass the reauthorization of federal student loan funding, a move that could have a devastating impact on thousands of Missouri students and families who are simply trying to get ahead. If they were in the Senate today, it’s clear that Akin, Brunner and Steelman would have voted to protect the big banks and leave Missouri’s families out to dry.
As Student Loan Vote Nears, Akin, Steelman and Brunner Still Standing With Big Banks Over Missouri Students and Families
Jefferson City, Mo.-- As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote tomorrow on a bipartisan plan to prevent the cost of student loans from skyrocketing, Todd Akin, Sarah Steelman and John Brunner have remained steadfast in their efforts to eliminate federal student loans and put the big banks in charge of financial aid for Missouri’s students and middle class families.
Jefferson City, Mo.-- In an interview yesterday, Sarah Steelman was asked to comment on her recent gaffe regarding the Violence Against Women Act and responded by calling the issue a 'distraction.' Steelman, a candidate for US Senate, refused once again to say how she would have voted on the Senate bill, which was passed 68-31 in the Senate last week.
What Are They Hiding? Akin, Brunner, Steelman Refuse to Say How Theyād Vote on Violence Against Women Act
Silence a Clear Sign Missouri Senate Candidates Would Have Opposed Measure Protecting Women and Families
Akin Stands by “Stage III Cancer” Remark, Says it Also Applies to Minimum Wage
MDP Calls on Akin, Steelman, Brunner to Say How They Would Have Voted on Senate Violence Against Women Act
President Obama calls out Akin for comparing student loans to Stage III cancer of Socialism, Akin Refuses to Apologize
Jefferson City, Mo.—Today, the Missouri Democratic Party called on Rep. Todd Akin to apologize for his remarks Saturday in which he compared federal student loans to Stage III cancer. Akin’s comments were so noteworthy, they even drew rebuke from President Barack Obama in his speech yesterday at the University of Iowa.
Spenceās Baffling Bailout Explanation Continues: Voting Not to Repay Bank Bailout Just āMakes Senseā
Brunner, Worth $100 Million, Took $372,000 Salary While Laying Off Workers
Jefferson City, Mo.—Missouri Democratic Party spokeswoman Caitlin Legacki released the following statement today in response to a press release by the Sarah Steelman campaign that the Violence Against Women Act is an effort by Democrats to “create an issue where one doesn’t exist.”
Akin, Steelman, Brunner Refuse To Support Affordable Student Loans, Despite Reaffirming Commitment to Preserving Tax Handouts For Oil Companies and the Wealthiest Few
Missouri Middle Class Families Face Rate Hike, but Akin, Steelman, Brunner Refuse to Commit to Any Action
Akin, Steelman, Brunner Support Two Radical Tax Plans That Protect Mega-Millionaires at the Expense of Middle Class Families
Countdown to Debate: Rejecting Tax Fairness, GOP Senate Candidates Embrace Corporate Tax Giveaways and Raising Taxes for Middle Class Families
Akin, Steelman, Brunner Endorse Budget Proposal that Raises Taxes on Middle Class Families; All Three Oppose Proposal Asking Multi-Millionaires to Pay Their Fair Share
Candidate Has Zero Individual Donors from Kansas City, Just One From Springfield - but Eight from Florida
Countdown to Debate: On "Equal Pay Day," GOP Senate Candidates Shun Women Voters, Oppose Equal Pay for Equal Work
Senate Candidates Will Meet in Columbia Saturday, Once Again Highlight Cluelessness on Wage Fairness
Donor Gave Spence Campaign $2.25 Million After Taking a $40 Million Bailout for His Bank and Lying to the Press About Repaying It
Breaking News: Instead of Repaying $40 Million Bailout, Dave Spence's Bank Gave $40 Million in Insider Loans to Board Members
Explanation Needed: Why Was the $40 Million Bailout Spent on Board Members, Not Repaid to Taxpayers?
Jefferson City, Mo. - Just days after Dave Spence was forced to admit he voted not to repay taxpayers the $40 million bailout his bank got from Washington, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported today that Spence's bank actually gave $40 million in insider loans to board members and executives instead. After the bank received the TARP bailout, Spence himself received millions in loans to purchase a vacation home and expand his business.
HYPOCRISY ALERT: Brunner Says No Special Tax Advantages for Special Industriesā¦Unless It's $20 Billion for Big Oil
Jefferson City, Mo.—Just two weeks after Senate candidate John Brunner announced he’s opposed to “special tax advantages for special industries,” Brunner came out in favor of protecting $20 billion in tax giveaways for the big five oil companies. Brunner's position, first reported in the Springfield News-Leader, further underscores Brunner’s misplaced economic priorities and refusal to come clean with Missourians about where he stands on a wide variety of issues.
Meanwhile, Akin Doubles Down on Ryan Plan, Steelman Says It Doesn’t Go Far Enough
Jefferson City, Mo.—At today’s RCGA debate, Senate candidates John Brunner, Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin once again showed their priorities in the Senate would be protecting billions of dollars in tax breaks for Big Oil while cutting safety net programs for Missouri’s families and seniors.
Jefferson City, MO.-- Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Mike Sanders released the following statement tonight after the Party's delegate selection mass meetings closed:
Jefferson City, Mo.— As House Republicans prepare to vote today on their latest risky Medicare privatization scheme, Senate candidates Todd Akin, John Brunner and Sarah Steelman are once again turning their backs on Missouri’s seniors in an effort to protect $40 billion in giveaways to oil companies.
Hide and Seek: Brunner and Steelman Hiding on Medicare Privatization Scheme While Missouri Seniors Seek Answers
Akin Has Endorsed Reckless Budget Proposal, Brunner and Steelman Too Scared to Say Where they Stand
Jefferson City, Mo.—As part of ongoing efforts to hide their support for privatizing Medicare, Senate candidates John Brunner and Sarah Steelman refuse to say how they would vote on the House budget proposal that would privatize Medicare while protecting $40 billion in tax breaks for oil companies. The House is expected to vote on the bill, which has the support of Todd Akin, later this week.
Protecting Big Oil Tax Loopholes on the Backs of Missouriās Seniors: Akin, Steelman, Brunner Endorse Latest Medicare Privatization Scheme
Jefferson City, Mo.—The Missouri Democratic Party released the following statement today after Fred Sauer filed to run for Governor in the Republican primary.
Would Force 111,000 Missouri Seniors Back into Costly Prescription Drug “Donut Hole”
MDP Calls on Dave Spence to Remove Graphic from Bio Ad That Contains False Information About...Spenceās Bio
Ad Highlights Article That Says Spence Graduated from MU Business School; Spence Later Admitted Degree was Home Economics, Didn’t Have Grades to Get Into Business School
Akin, Brunner, Steelman Endorsed Earlier Plan to End Medicare As We Know It
Jefferson City, MO.-- Missouri Democrats will once again have the opportunity to vote and express their preference for the Democratic Nominee while they begin the process of electing delegates to the Missouri State Convention.
Jefferson City, Mo.—The Missouri Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Dave Spence’s latest ad.
"Dave Spence personally benefited from the $40 million bailout his bank got from Washington, which still hasn't been repaid to the taxpayers, and now Spence thinks he can use his money to convince Missourians that he's just a another regular guy? Good luck with that," said Caitlin Legacki, Missouri Democratic Party spokeswoman.
Ad Shot on Vi-Jon’s Factory Floor, Brunner Took $400,000 Salary While Laying Off Dozens of Missouri Workers
Jefferson City, Mo.—Just days after revealing he doesn’t know the minimum wage, John Brunner further underscored how out of touch he is by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on another misleading ad today, shot on the same factory floor where Brunner recently laid off dozens of Missouri workers while taking nearly $400,000 in salary.
Akin’s Votes for Earmarks and Medicare Part D Draw Fire from Brunner and Steelman
Jefferson City, MO.- Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Mike Sanders announced today the appointment of Kelsey Thompson, a seasoned veteran of Missouri politics, as the new Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party.
Brunner and Akin admit they don’t know minimum wage, Steelman guesses wrong
Unanswered Questions: One Year Ago, Spence Resigned from Bank Board; Wonāt Explain Conflicting Statements About His Departure
Spence’s Statements Conflict With Statements Made to Federal Authorities
Jefferson City, Mo.—Tomorrow, March 15, marks exactly one year since David Spence’s resignation from the board of Reliance Bank, which received a $40 million bailout and still hasn’t repaid the taxpayers. Since entering the race in December, Spence has refused to explain his conflicting statements about his decision to leave the bank board or disclose how much he personally benefited from the bank’s $40 million bailout.
In Joplin Debate, MOSEN Candidates Double Down on Protecting Big Oil, Privatizing Social Security and Medicare
Akin, Steelman, Brunner Endorsed Republican Budget Plan that Rewards Oil Companies, Multi-Millionaires
In Springfield: Brunner, Akin and Steelman Reinforce Support for Privatizing Medicare and Social Security
All Three Endorsed Republican Plan to End Medicare As We Know It
Jefferson City, Mo.— At today’s Greene County candidate forum, Todd Akin, John Brunner and Sarah Steelman called for the privatization of Social Security and Medicare, two critical safety nets for Missouri families. As Akin continues to make a hard play for Missouri’s ultra-conservatives with his extreme positions while Steelman and Brunner try to keep up, nearly one million Missouri seniors currently rely on Medicare.
Tomorrow, Randles and Spence Share the Stage in Springfield: Will Spence Answer Questions About His Bankās $40 Million Bailout?
Akin and Huckabee Endorse Extreme Proposals for Flat Tax and Fair Tax, Steelman and Brunner Follow Suit
Extreme Proposal Would Raise Taxes on Middle Class Families, Reward Multi-Millionaires like Brunner
Huckabee Chooses Akin as the #MOSen Conservative while Brunner and Steelman Fall Short; All Three Fight to Protect Oil Tax Loophole
Jefferson City, Mo.—Now that Dave Spence has officially filed to run for the Republican nomination for Governor, he should anticipate increased pressure (and continued skepticism) from Republican primary voters to explain how much he benefited from his bank’s $40 million bailout and why the money wasn’t returned to the taxpayers.
More Bad News for Dave Spenceās Bailed Out Bank: Reliance Bank Posts Another $34 Million Loss Last Year, Still Not Repaying Its $40 Million Bailout
Jefferson City, Mo.—Just over one year since it announced it would stop repaying its $40 million bank bailout, Dave Spence’s former bank announced Friday it is still losing money to the tune of $34 million last year, as opposed to losses of $48.5 million during the previous year, when Spence still served on the board of directors.
Steelman and Akin Compete for Most Conservative
Dave Spenceās Awkward Weekend: Will GOP Activists Agree With Spence or Keynote Speakers on Bank Bailout? āØāØ
Lincoln Day Speakers Jindal and McDonnell Spoke Out Against Bailouts Like Spence’s
Jefferson City, Mo.— John Brunner’s personal financial disclosure reveals Brunner took a salary of more than $372,000 from Vi-Jon in the weeks leading up to worker layoffs at the company, where he still serves as Chairman of the Board. Today, the Missouri Democratic Party calls on Brunner once again to answer some uncomfortable questions about his role in Vi-Jon’s layoffs.
Jefferson City, Mo.-- Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Mike Sanders released the following statement tonight after polls closed in the Democratic Presidential Primary:
Jefferson City, Mo. – In response to Dave Spence’s television ad, the Missouri Democratic Party issued the following statement:
Both Endorsed Republican Plan to End Medicare As We Know It
Jefferson City, Mo.— At tonight’s Republican debate, Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin threw punches at each other on the subject of earmarks.
Jefferson City, Mo.—With an unemployment rate sitting below the national average, Missouri’s economy is showing steady signs of improvement. But when asked how they'd create jobs in Missouri, Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin's only proposals were to end tax credits for Missouri's small businesses.
Akin Says If Brunner's Ads Didn't Move Poll Numbers "Someone Should Be Fired"
Jefferson City, Mo.— Tonight, at the second debate of the Republican Senate primary, Missouri voters expect to hear firsthand from all Todd Akin, John Brunner and Sarah Steelman why they’ve endorsed the Republican Plan to End Medicare as we know it.
Countdown to GOP Debate: Two Days to GOP Debate, Two Radical Plans to Raise Taxes on Middle Class Families
Akin Endorses Flat and Fair Tax, Steelman called for Flat Tax, Brunner Silent Again
Jefferson City, Mo.--The Missouri Democratic Party released the following statement today after Ed Martin announced he is running for Attorney General:
Countdown to GOP Debate: Four Days Until the Next GOP Debate, Four Presidential Candidates Akin, Steelman, Brunner are Afraid to Endorse
Countdown to GOP Debate: Five Days Until the Next GOP Debate, Five Questions that Brunnerās Afraid to Answer
MDP to Select Senate Redistricting Commission Nominees on Saturday; Then Promptly Submit Those Names to Governor
MDP Launches New Website and Online Ad Campaign Calling on Dave Spence to Come Clean About Bank Bailout
David Spence Blames "Staff Oversight" for Recent Bio Dishonesty, But Heās Been Misleading Public About Academic Records Since 1989
Jefferson City, Mo.—After being caught distributing campaign literature that inaccurately stated David Spence graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Business, Spence blamed “staff oversight” for the inaccuracies. But news reports show that Spence has willingly allowed his academic credentials to be exaggerated since 1989.
Spence Has Been Lying About Academic Record Since At Least 1989 ā And STILL Hasnāt Corrected Campaign Website
During Brunner’s Tenure, Vi-Jon Experienced Worst Years In Its History
Would Senate Candidates Vote for Middle Class Tax Cut Compromise or Stand Again with Hardline Wisconsin Senator?
After Calling for Series of Debates, Brunner Campaign Back in Hiding
Should Debate January 10, Endorse Johnson's Extreme Positions
Spence Announces Opposition to Stem Cell Research and Thousands of Missouri Jobs and Billions in Economic Activity
Spence At Odds with Many Leading Business Organizations and Mainstream Republicans
HYPOCRISY ALERT: Spence Wants Government Out of Business - Unless It's His Business and It Needs a $40 Million Bank Bailout
Helped run bank that Received $40 million bailout, still hasn’t repaid funds
Jefferson City, Mo.— After John Brunner made a spectacle calling for a series of debates last week, his campaign is now slamming the brakes on a debate scheduled for January 10 in St. Louis. According to host McGraw Milhaven at KTRS, Senate candidates Sarah Steelman and Todd Akin have both accepted an invitation to debate on his show, while Brunner’s campaign refuses to respond.
Bank Received Bailout in 2009, Spence Helped Lead the Bank Since 2005
Jefferson City, Mo.—Following on the heels of its memo raising serious doubts about John Brunner's record as a “job creator,” the Missouri Democratic Party today issued a series of 10 questions to Brunner about his company’s recent layoffs and his profits-before-people mentality.
Jefferson City, Mo.--Tuesday afternoon on Mark Reardon's radio show, Republican businessman Dave Spence made the outrageous claim that he never took a handout from the government: “I’m sure there are those instances where people are looking for handouts, we never did.” In fact, for years, Spence served on the board of directors of Reliance Bank, which took a $42 million bailout and then refused to pay back the money it owes to taxpayers.
Jefferson City, Mo.— In campaign ads, John Brunner calls himself a “job creator,” but newspapers across the country tell a different story:
“Germ-Ex: Senate hopeful Brunner's company trims workforce,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch [10/27/11]
Brunner Bragged About Profiting from the Recession, Recently Laid Off Dozens of Employees
Spence’s email announcement hints at “controversial” positions — too controversial for his own site?
Jefferson City, Mo.--After spending his first days as a candidate defending his bank's bailout, ducking questions about his bank’s refusal to repay $42 million in TARP funds, and owning up to a 2004 drunk driving arrest, Republican David Spence attempted to buy his way out of trouble by contributing $2 million to his own campaign on Wednesday. The donation leaves Missourians wondering whether Spence is now using their taxpayer funds to finance his own political campaign.
Akin Says Extending Payroll Tax Cut “Insane” and Steelman Would Rather Protect Millionaires than Cut Taxes for Middle Class Families
Jefferson City, Mo.—Just days after endorsing his fraternity brother’s campaign for Governor, Missouri Lt.
Missouri Democratic Party Elects Mike Sanders Chairman
Darlene Green Elected Vice-Chair, Bob Levine Elected DNC Committeeman
Jefferson City, Mo.—The Missouri Democratic Party released the following statement today after Lt. Governor Peter Kinder announced today he will not seek the Republican nomination for Governor.
āIām Not Going to Have Dumb Written on My Forehead:ā Dave Spence Doubles Down on Bank Bailout Lies
Spence caught lying about reasons for leaving bank, how much he profited from TARP
Who Did Dave Spence and His Bailed-Out Bank Lie To: Missouri Voters or the Securities and Exchange Commission?
Jefferson City, Mo.—The Missouri Democratic Party called on Dave Spence today to come clean about the circumstances surrounding his bank’s failure to repay its $40 million government bailout. After making it clear that he fully supported the bank bailout, Spence told PoliticMo that he left the bank because of its failure to repay the taxpayers – an explanation in direct contradiction with statements filed by the bank with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Jefferson City, Mo.— John Brunner finally made his campaign official on Monday, but by Tuesday, he was already engaging in the same Washington double-talk that plagues so many coddled politicians. After setting up his campaign announcement to evade financial disclosure laws for the first nine months of his candidacy, Brunner told Missourinet’s Bob Priddy that transparency is a value he doesn’t know a lot about, but still thinks is important.
Brunner's Choice to Announce Post-FEC Deadline Avoids Disclosure, Makes Him As Shadowy as Anonymous Super PACs
Jefferson City, Mo.— John Brunner's choice to announce for the US Senate today, less than 36 hours after the deadline for financial information reported to the Federal Election Commission, was timed to avoid transparency and disclosure. This is the latest move in Brunner’s five-month attempt to dodge compliance with federal election laws.
Jefferson City, Mo.— The Missouri Democratic Party filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission today over Senate candidate John Brunner’s failure to comply with federal election laws. According to the complaint, Brunner violated FEC law by refusing to file as a candidate for months, despite clear statements that he is a candidate for Senate and spending beyond the threshold for registration.
Audit Slams Kinder for Conflict of Interest: Kinder Voted to Send Millions of Taxpayer Dollars to a Private Corporation He Chaired
St. Louis, Mo. – According to an audit released today by the State Auditor’s Office, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder had a clear conflict of interest when he voted multiple times to send millions of tax dollars to a private corporation when Kinder served as the corporation’s president and chairman. The audit also reprimands Kinder for failing to properly disclose his role as chairman of Tour of Missouri Inc.
McCain Says Akin, Steelman Proposals “Bizarre,” “Foolish,” “Deceiving”
Reports: Kinder purchased vehicle for $10,700; Received nearly $20,000 Insurance Settlement
Steelman Ducks Medicare Issue Again, Calls it “False Vote”
Day 18: Yes or No? Steelman Once Again Refusing to Say How She’d Vote
Kinder, Perry Share Affinity for Living Large on Taxpayer's Dime
Steelman Would Have Voted to End Medicare
Day 11: In her 5th Different Position in 48 Hours, Steelman Says She’d Vote for Ryan Plan
Did She or Didnāt She: Hours After Web Video, Steelman Refuses to Say How Sheād Vote on Ryan Plan
Did She or Didn’t She: Hours After Web Video, Steelman Refuses to Say How
DAY 9: Steelman Refuses to Say How She Would Vote on Republican Plan to End Medicare
Akin Compares His Potential Felony to American Troops in Fallujah
Akin Changed His Voting Address on Same Day As Felony Allegations
DAY 4: Steelman Won’t Oppose Republican Plan to End Medicare, Cut 42,000 Jobs in Missouri
DAY 3: Steelman Mum About Republican Plan that Would Double Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Missouri Seniors
Democrats Gain Momentum in Southeast Missouri
FACT: Missouri Seniors Would Pay Additional $50 Million Under Plan to End Medicare Next Year
Auditor’s Office Announces Leisurely “Review” of Kinder
Todd Akin: Standing Up for Big Oil, Not Missouri Families
Jefferson City, Mo.—The Missouri Democratic Party released the following statement today in response to Rep. Todd Akin’s announcement that he is a candidate for US Senate:
Chairwoman Susan Montee Celebrates Strong Recovery of GM, Chrysler
In reaction to the veto of Senate Bill188 by Governor Nixon, Missouri Democratic Party Chair Susan Montee released the following statement:
Kinder Admits Delaying $35K Payment for Legal Reasons; Highlights the Need for Independent Review
After Promising $35K Check Last Week, Kinder Now “Reviewing Legalities”
JACKSON DAY 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
Jefferson City, MO— Chairwoman Susan Montee announced today the appointment of Matthew Teter as the new Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party, effective immediately. Current Executive Director Brian Zuzenak, will be leaving March 31, after a two-week transition period, to pursue other opportunities.
"Today’s is unfortunate news for Missourians: we will lose a representative in the U.S. House of Representatives after 2012. That missing Missouri vote will make a big difference some time over the next ten years – whether it is a Democratic vote or a Republican one."
Hypocrisy Alert: Missouri Democratic Party Chairman Craig Hosmer Calls on Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long to Forgo āGovāt Provided Health Careā They Railed Against on Campaign Trail
Jefferson City, Mo. – For months on the campaign trail, newly-elected Republicans like Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long railed against health reform that would ensure that Americans get the same quality insurance as members of Congress. Today, however, it is a much different story. Now, Vicky Hartzler and Billy Long are set to accept the same type of quality health care that they want to deny their constituents and the American people.
Congressman Blunt has become the consummate Washington insider who will do anything for the corporate special interests while leaving Missouri behind. And even though Congressman Blunt continues to dodge questions and refuses to answer for his 14-year Washington record, Congressman Blunt cannot run from the truth.
Today, the Missouri Democratic Party released the final episode of “Washington Insiders,” entitled: The King of K Street. In this final episode, Congressman Roy Blunt cements his position as a true power broker and the ultimate Washington insider. In a revolutionary move, Blunt and DeLay actually outsource some of the business of lawmaking to corporate special interest lobbyists.