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Tip Line: Reader Questions Jetton’s Romney Support Letter

July 18th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Looks like Speaker Jetton has more ethics issues:

Did Jetton send this out to the entire caucus? Can he sign items as Speaker when it is for his personal business? Didn’t Griffin get in trouble for signing legal documents as Speaker?

From: Rod Jetton [mailto:rodjetton@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2007 5:50 PM
To: XXX
Subject: Gov. Romney’s Recent Success

Dear XXX,

I know you’re busy with district events and visiting with constituents, but I’d like to take a few moments of your time to talk about the Romney campaign and some of its recent successes. As some candidates stagnate and struggle with cash flow, Governor Romney is picking up momentum and donations.

In both of the last two quarters, Gov. Romney out raised the entire GOP field. This quarter, he had a nearly $21 Million haul. Because of their early fundraising work, the Romney campaign still has an impressive $12 Million on hand. In the money race, Mayor Giuliani is the only near competitor and the poll numbers show him lagging in the key early states.

In this average of recent polls, we see a clear 8 point advantage to Gov. Romney in Iowa :

Iowa

Poll

Romney

Giuliani

Thompson

Spread

Average

24.3

15.7

16

Romney + 8.3

American Res.

25

18

14

Romney + 7

Strategic Vision

23

15

17

Romney + 6

Mason-Dixon

25

15

17

Romney + 8

Obviously, the more people see Romney, the more people like him. His money has been well spent in Iowa , and the story is similar in New Hampshire :

New Hampshire

Poll

Romney

Giuliani

Thompson

Spread

Average

26.8

19.8

12.8

Romney + 7

Monitor/Research

28

21

11

Romney + 7

American Res.

27

19

10

Romney + 6

Rasmussen

26

17

17

Romney + 9

Suffolk

26

22

13

Romney + 4

The story here is that Governor Romney is on the rise. His fund raising abilities are combining with his strong stump presence to result in strong poll leads for the first two primaries in the nation. With the momentum that Romney will pick up after the Iowa Caucus and the New Hampshire Primary, we’ll see a new front runner in the GOP race.

Thank you for taking the time to read this information and please respond with any questions, comments, or support that you would like to voice.

Sincerely,

Rod Jetton

Speaker, Missouri House of Representatives

P.O. Box 883, Jefferson City, MO 65102

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Tags: Decision '08 · Spkr. Jetton · Tip Line

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  • 1 Tim // Jul 18, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    I don’t think he has as much ethics problems as guys who don’t pay child support.

    BTW – the use of Jetton’s title in the aforementioned letter is ethical and legal.

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