JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson held a golf fundraiser in Wisconsin lately to learn his Uniting Missouri political motion committee, a PAC official stated on Wednesday.
“We had a golf fundraiser in Wisconsin,” stated John Hancock, who’s listed because the chairman of the group in state data. He stated the governor flew in to Wisconsin Monday and returned to Missouri on Monday night time.
The Uniting Missouri PAC reported a $20,000 donation from Perryville-based IGH Aviation on Wednesday. Hancock stated he didn’t know who organized the flight.
He stated the $20,000 contribution from the aviation firm was an in-kind donation that coated the price of the journey.
The registered agent for IGH Aviation in state data is Kristal Brickhaus, sister of former House Speaker Steve Tilley, a lobbyist and long-time ally of Parson. Tilley didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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Hancock stated he anticipated extra giant donations over $5,000 from the fundraiser.
Parson has stated he won’t run for office again. Requested why the governor was elevating a lot cash, Hancock stated Parson didn’t have a marketing campaign fund.
“Each officeholder must have some place to have political funds,” Hancock stated.
(As of Wednesday, Parson’s marketing campaign committee, Parson for Missouri, was listed as lively however raised lower than $300 final fundraising quarter.)
Missouri voters capped contributions to candidate marketing campaign committees in 2016, leading to a proliferation of political motion committees that aren’t topic to the bounds.
The Uniting Missouri PAC raised $102,000 in the latest fundraising quarter and spent $237,000, ending the interval between April and June with $124,000 available.