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Bearden Ushering In Bi-Partisanship?

July 16th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

The Missouri Political News Service would like to congratulate Mr. Bearden on his new job with Democratic lobbyist Travis Brown’s new firm Pelopidas. MOPNS wonders if Mr. Bearden is trying to soften his partisan image and usher in a new era of bi-partisanship in Jefferson City?

According to their website, the firm- with a logo eerily similar to the Saturn car company’s logo- is “coined from the famous Greek leader most often known for freedom fighting and community service.” We are quite surprised that Brown – who co-owns an airplane to fly around Democratic Lt. Gov. candidate Sam Page and contributes generously to Kansas Democratic Governor Kathleen Sebelius – has a new company website that’s not finished yet. The only link that works on the site is the “meet the team” button.

Travis Brown is an interesting character. His clients have ranged from the porno industry to Monsanto. He has school choice clients but ferries around anti choice candidates on his airplane. He gets his bills passed in the Jetton House, but contributes very little to Republicans. The new marriage of Brown and Bearden is going to be interesting to watch.

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  • 1 Jerry M. Hunter // Jul 16, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    I disagree with your assertion that Carl Bearden is a totally partisan individual. During my many trips to Jefferson City, I noticed that Bearden was very accessible to Democrats, including elected officials, lobbyists and officials with interest groups who are part of the Democratic coalition.
    While Bearden was accessible to these individuals, he certainly had the right to decide how he would vote. Becuase he did not vote in lock step with Democrats certainly does not mean that he was totally partisan.
    Jerry

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