Mo. Sen. Wright-Jones Report Misses $95K

7 years 1 month 1 week ago Saturday, June 11 2011 Jun 11, 2011 Saturday, June 11, 2011 3:50:34 PM CDT June 11, 2011 in News
Source: Jamie Goncalves
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A new campaign report for a Missouri state senator does not account for how more than $95,000 was spent recently.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Saturday that Missouri state Sen. Robin Wright-Jones filed a campaign report last August showing that she had almost $96,000 in the bank. Her new report, however, showed $211 on hand and didn't account for how more than $95,000 was spent.

State law requires political candidates to track each dollar in their campaign accounts, and says those accounts cannot be used for personal expenses.

Wright-Jones, a Democrat from St. Louis, blames the campaign cash discrepancy on errors by her treasurer, who she said fell ill. Wright-Jones also said that unaccounted for campaign money was spent on legitimate expenses, but said they were not recorded properly.

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