Wealthy get their money’s worth from Missouri politicians

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

After the reinstatement of limits on political campaign contributions last year, Missouri’s über donor, Rex Sinquefield, started more than 100 PACs so he could easily direct his money to the officeholders of his choice. This provided a legal means to skirt contribution limits and direct hundreds of thousands of dollars to his favorite candidates and officeholders, but it also made it easier to track where his large contributions were going.