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Tip Line: “Allen Icet and Support From Rex Sinquefield”

September 12th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

This email was sent to us and several other blog and media outlets:

Mega Millionaire Rex Sinquefield attempting to extend his influence in the legislature by calling and pressuring Republican State Representatives to elect his man, Allen Icet speaker. Sinquefield has hired an entire team to get his candidate for Speaker elected, including Democrat super-lobbyists Travis Brown, his wife Rachel Brown who coordinating Icet’s fundraising, and former Representative Carl Bearden another Rex Sinquefield consultant..

At least one Republican Representative upset by the Sinquefield pressure and phone calls is switching his vote to Icet’s opponent.

Rex Sinquefield is showing up everywhere trying to build influence for his pet projects. He recently hosted a fundraiser for super liberal congressman Lacy Clay raising as much as $50,000 for the democrat politician.

Rex Sinquefield wins either way if Icet doesn’t win speaker he is likely to retain the powerful and prized budget chairman’s position.

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Tags: MO Legislature · Show Me Institute

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  • 1 jasonb // Sep 12, 2007 at 8:55 am

    The Richard camp is getting extemely nervous. Sounds very Romneyesque.

    Ms Keller Brown has been working for Icet since at least last October – long before the “Speaker” race was even happening. It also appears that Ms Keller Brown and her husband have been working for Sinquefield long before the race in question. Bearden is a late edition to T Brown’s team which Sinquefield is but one of about twenty clients.

    According to a recent article in the CDT – Icet has recieved just over $300 from Singquefield. It doesn’t appear from the campaign reports he has taken many over limit contributions and none from Sinquefield. Richard on the other hand has taken several from SWMO and other interests. If there is an appearance of being bought – it doesn’t appear it is Icet that has been purchased.

    This was orginally posted on the STLtoday PoliticalFix by someone using the poster name “integrity”. For someone choosing to post under the name of “integrity” – they sure don’t provide any. Where’s the proof of these accusations? Who has Sinquefield called? Where’s the proof the people who were working for Sinquefield prior to this race were somehow suddenly hired to “get his candidate for Speaker elected”? The answers are simple – straightforward – obvious – there isn’t any.

    Oh yes – the info I provided is available for verifcation on the Mo Ethics website and by doing a search on-line for various articles. What’s your source?

  • 2 elaine // Sep 12, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I find it interesting that this site (and others in Missouri) is quick to attack partisan politics, and then when someone exhibits partisanship, you attack that, too. Bipartisanship is great, unless someone with a lot of money does it! Then that’s not fair, either.

    My opinion? I’m delighted that Sinquefield is supporting issues across party lines, because whether you agree with his methods or not, bipartisan solutions and conversation are going to improve schools, and bowing to party policy is a great way to make sure education is medieval and stunted.

    Pretty disappointing post, and as jasonb noted, lacking any credible sources.

  • 3 jasonb // Sep 12, 2007 at 6:13 pm

    The slogan is all you borrowed – you didn’t get the action from Fox News. Fox News reports the facts – then we decide. You post an anonymous – error filled “e-mail” – then try to make it as though it is fact.

    This posting is opinion not even backed up with facts or sources. It is obvious that your intent was not to let people “decide” anything but to pass along information you felt supported your supporters position.

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