This morning, the New York Times features a cautionary tale for the nation about the relationship between my opponent and the donor that accounts for over 40% of his campaign contributions.
The debate over campaign ethics laws and contribution limits has become high-profile and Missouri is a national example of why reform is needed. I fought for these reforms as a state representative and will continue that fight as Secretary of State. If we want fairness in government, we can not allow political contributions alone to make one man “the most influential private citizen in the state.”
That is why I’m so proud that 2,000 individuals have made a contribution to my campaign. Trust me, asking my friends and family (and honestly, anyone I’ve ever met) for money has not been my favorite part of campaigning.
It’s tough to ask, but I was hoping you’d be able to contribute today.
I really appreciate it. Thank you.