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Issue: 1222 Date: 1/23/2014
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Sinquefield Still Reigns Supreme Among State's Biggest Individual Donors

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Rex Sinquefield
        In 2013, an off year politically, the retired financier gave millions in campaign contributions — primarily to ballot initiatives and political action committees. Most of Sinquefield's money went toward an ultimately unsuccessful campaign to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of tax cut legislation. Sinquefield also gave hundreds of thousands of dollars for ballot initiatives, including one to curtail teacher tenure.

        Since 2012, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon's "Power Players" series has charted out Missouri's biggest donors and biggest donations. And from 2008 to 2013, Sinquefield has been at the top of the list of the state's biggest individual donors.

        Recently, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon updated the "Power Players" database with all Missouri and federal donations made during 2013. You can see the data by clicking here.

        Here are some takeaways from analyzing Power Players' 2013 data — as well as donation information from 2008 to 2013:

        $3,865,000 - The total amount of money Sinquefield gave to Missouri-based candidates and causes in 2013.

        Two-The number of donations Sinquefield gave to Missouri-based candidates in 2013. He gave $20,000 to Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and $100,000 to St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley.

        $1,795,000-The total amount Sinquefield gave to Grow Missouri, the group formed to support a multi-faceted tax cut vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

        $3,745,000-The total amount Sinquefield gave to either third party committees or to ballot initiatives.

        Since 2008, Sinquefield has given $28,083,480 to state and federal candidates or causes. The 16 other people on the "Power Players" list have given a combined total of $20,008,036 during the same time.

        But Sinquefield's 576 donations from 2008 to 2013 are still less than the $28,210,040 that James and Virginia Stowers donated in 2006 to the Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures. That was the initiative petition campaign to prevent the legislature from restricting embryonic stem cell research.

        They've got the power

        Sinquefield, of course, wasn't the only big donor who gave prodigiously in 2013. The 16 other people on the "Power Players" list continue to give to some of the state's candidates and causes:

        $4,901,249.03-Total amount that "Power Players" gave to Missouri and federal candidates.

        $204,000-Total amount that went to state Auditor Tom Schweich from seven out of the 16 "Power Players." The Republican received more money from "Power Players" than any other candidate.

        $766,019.03-Total amount given to Republican candidates or PACs by the "Power Players."

        $187,980-Total amount given to Democratic candidates or PACs by the "Power Players."

        $3,947,250-Total amount given to PACs or ballot initiatives not associated with a particular party. This includes conservative-leaning PACs such as Grow Missouri, Missouri Club for Growth and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce.

        113-Total number of donations that "Power Players" gave to Republican candidates or PACs.

        20-Total number donations that "Power Players" gave to Democratic candidates or PACs.


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