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Before Party Switch Koster Logged Donations to Bush, Graves and Ashcroft

October 23rd, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

Republican turned Democrat Chris Koster logged several contributions of note to some of the most conservative Republicans representing Missouri and the country during the 2000 and 2002 election cycles.

According to the Federal Elections Commission, Koster donated $1,200 to then Sen. John Ashcroft, $250 to Rep. Sam Graves and another $1,000 to the first campaign of President George W. Bush.

The donations will not come as a surprise to many, especially given that Koster rose to one of the highest positions in the Missouri Republican Party prior to his declaration in August that he was switching parties to become a Democrat.

Since becoming a Democrat, Koster has attempted to distance himself from former Republican ties. One instance in particular caught the attention of political foes and bloggers, when Koster removed a photo with Republican Vice President Dick Cheney from his campaign website. Read more…



Tags: Decision '08 · Hon. John Ashcroft

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