Big check to Hulshof may have been made too soon

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | 3:23 p.m. CDT; updated 4:24 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 24, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY - The $600,000 check was the biggest ever to gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof. But the Republican Governors Association may have been hasty in making the contribution.

A report by the Republican Governors Association Missouri 2008 Political Action Committee shows it made the contribution to Hulshof on Aug. 26, two days before Missouri's contribution limits were repealed.

A Hulshof spokesman says the check arrived by mail on Aug. 28.

Missouri's old limits applied both to those who made contributions and those who received them.

The Missouri Ethics Commission's campaign finance director says a committee that made a large contribution right before Aug. 28 may have technically violated the law. But Joe Carroll says the commission isn't likely to take action against such groups.




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