Democrats say Hulshof should return $100,000 donation

Sunday, October 5, 2008 | 4:50 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A school-choice advocate's $100,000 donation to Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof's gubernatorial campaign is being called into question by Democrats.

The gift from retired mutual fund magnate Rex Sinquefield came on the same day Hulshof announced an urban school reform plan. It included taxpayer subsidies for private school tuition.

Hulshof spokesman Scott Baker said there's no connection between Sinquefield's contribution on Tuesday and Hulshof's announcement, which had been set for the previous day.

Baker accused Democrats of trying to shift attention from Democratic candidate Jay Nixon's record of not addressing troubled schools in Missouri's largest cities.

Democrats say Hulshof should return the donation. They say Sinquefield is trying to dismantle public school funding.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.