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Sinquefield gives $1.3M to Missouri political efforts

Thursday, January 2, 2014 | 4:50 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's most prolific political financier gave nearly $1.3 million to various political causes in the closing weeks of 2013.

Online state campaign finance reports show that retired investment firm executive Rex Sinquefield gave $750,000 to Teachgreat.org, $495,000 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 gave more than $3.8 million in Missouri political contributions in 2013.


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Michael Williams January 2, 2014 | 7:13 p.m.

This source purports to identify the top 10 Missouri contributors:

https://www.stlbeacon.org/#!/content/256...

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