Kinder to Use Condo for St. Louis Visits
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says he will use a condominium paid for by his campaign when he visits St. Louis, in the wake of a St. Louis Post-Dispatch story reporting that taxpayers paid his tab for at least 329 nights at a St. Louis hotel over the past five years.
Kinder told KFTK-97.1 FM in St. Louis on Monday that he will use a two-bedroom condo in Richmond Heights on visits to St. Louis.
Kinder is a Republican from Cape Girardeau who is widely expected to run for governor next year.
The Post-Dispatch reported Sunday that Kinder's St. Louis hotel stays cost taxpayers $35,050 since 2006.
Kinder told The Associated Press he was audited in 2007 and 2010 by Democratic auditors and that the hotel stays were never an issue.