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The Source: “What Do We Know About Forsee’s Politics? | Missouri Political News Service

The Source: “What Do We Know About Forsee’s Politics?

November 26th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

The Source is hopeful that the Missouri University Curators have a few questions for former Sprint CEO Gary Forsee before he is chosen President of the University of Missouri system. While others are concerned by the thought of a businessman heading a university, The Source actually thinks a businessman would be a good choice. Our concern with Forsee is, appropriately, more political.

Like it or not the head of a university system, especially the University of Missouri system at this point in time, is in a sensitive political situation. The president will have a say in how taxpayer dollars are spent, including decisions about construction, curriculum and research. But what do we know about Forsee’s politics? With a few exceptions he has been fairly quiet about his political beliefs. The only place to look for a clue is his contribution history.

While Forsee (and his wife) have tried to spread money around to politicians in both parties, it turns out he has given significant levels to local and national Democrats over the past few years. A quick search shows dozens of donations to local Democrats including Dennis Moore, Emmanuel Cleaver, and of course, Kay Barnes’ current congressional bid. Read more…



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