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Former Bar Association prez Tom Glick is hanging out his own shingle

posted Aug 12, 2012, 1:59 PM by Brenda Guynes
June 25, 2012 3:41 pm | Author: Jerry Berger

Moneybags Rex Sinquefield just dropped $385k – you read right, $385k in one single donation – to the campaign of northwest Missouri state senator Brad Lager’s bid for lieutenant governor. Lager, who made a failed race for state treasurer four years ago, is challenging incumbent Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in the August Republican primary. Kinder, it seems, wouldn’t do Rex’s bidding. It looks like there are Republicans and there are REXpublicans. . .The Mo. Police Chiefs Association gave its first -ever “Leadership Award” to Attorney Gen. Chris Koster at the Mo. Law Enforcement Conference at Lake of the Ozarks. . .Former Bar Association prez Tom Glick is hanging out his own shingle. . .As if we don’t have enough extremists seeking public office,Jack Wu, a backer of the controversial Rev. Fred Phelps, Sr.’s Westboro Baptist Church (the outfit that pickets funerals of soldiers to protest gays and lesbians) is running for the Kansas State Board of Ed. . .Scott Miller’s New Line Theatre has snagged the rightsd for three premieres: “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”; “Next to Normal” and “Bukowsical”. . .St. Louis Symph and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 2-197 have pacted a four-year labor contract that runs Sept. 2, 2013- Aug. 27, 2017. . .Writing in USA Today, ex-Post-Dispatch scribe Deirdre Shesgreen notes that while Missouri isn’t on the list of top swing states in the presidential race, that may be temporary because Missouri hasn’t undergone any major demographic changes, but rather “a few subtle political shifts.” “Missouri is probably more competitive than a lot of the pundits think,” saidPeverill Squire, a political science professor at the University of Missouri. And Richard Martin, who ran campaigns for Claire McCaskill and Bill Clinton, predicts there’s even a slim chance that Missouri might emerge as a battleground state late in this election season.. .Elizabeth Winer of Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group points out that some in northern Missouri are seeing “spillover” spots aimed at Iowa voters. In April and May, spending on presidential ads largely went to Ohio ($8.4 million); Virginia ($4.3 million) and Pennsylvania ($4.1 million) followed by Nevada, North Carolina, Iowa, and Florida.

Posted in Government, Politics, Law and Order, Uncategorized | Tags: Jack Wu, Rex Sinquefield, Scott Miller