Sinquefield Gives $1M to Mo. Political Efforts

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Thursday, January 02 2014 Jan 2, 2014 Thursday, January 02, 2014 3:49:04 AM CST January 02, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's most prolific political financier has made more than $1 million in year-end donations to some of his favorite causes.

Online state campaign finance reports show that retired investment firm executive Rex Sinquefield gave $750,000 to Teachgreat.org, $245,000 to Grow Missouri and $25,000 to Missourians for Excellence in Government during the final weeks of December.

Teachgreat.org is backing a potential ballot initiative that would end tenure protections for public school teachers and instead make their employment contingent on student achievement.

Grow Missouri is backing a potential ballot initiative that would cut Missouri's income tax rates.

Missourians for Excellence in Government is a political action committee that has funded candidates, most notably St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.

Online records show Sinquefield made about $3.6 million in Missouri political contributions in 2013.

 

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