Former Missouri House speaker gives $562K to GOP committee

4 years 7 months 4 days ago Monday, August 24 2015 Aug 24, 2015 Monday, August 24, 2015 6:51:00 PM CDT August 24, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Former Republican Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley has given more than half a million dollars to a GOP political action committee.

Tilley donated more than $562,000 from his own campaign committee to the Missouri Majority PAC in a single contribution reported Monday to the Missouri Ethics Commission.

That's almost all of the $575,000 Tilley had in his campaign account as of the start of July.

Tilley had hung unto his campaign funds since resigning in August 2012 and becoming a lobbyist.

But Tilley recently has been donating to GOP committees and other candidates. He gave $50,000 to Republican Sen. Mike Parson, who was running for governor before he dropped out of the race last month to campaign for lieutenant governor instead.

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