Kinder says Mo. elected officials shouldn't double as consultants

Tuesday, July 1, 2008 | 12:05 p.m. CDT; updated 2:42 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is calling on fellow Republicans to back a ban on elected officials serving as political consultants.

Kinder’s remarks are prompted by the dual role of House Speaker Rod Jetton, who has been paid as a political consultant by several Republican lawmakers.

The lieutenant governor’s proposal would prohibit state elected officials from working as either a strategic consultant or fundraiser for other elected officials or candidates.

Kinder is flying around the state Tuesday highlighting the proposal as part of his re-election campaign.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Sarah Steelman outlined a similar proposal last week.

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