Committee Targets 20 Missouri Republicans for Putting Special Interests Ahead Of Their Constituents

December 16th, 2015

(JEFFERSON CITY) The Committee for Accountable Government in Missouri announced today the beginning of its campaign to hold a group of twenty Republican state representatives accountable for selling out to labor unions and lobbyists when they opposed pro-growth policies such as this year’s effort to enact “Right to Work” legislation.

Television, radio, digital and outdoor advertising created and funded by the Committee for Accountable Government in Missouri will begin Wednesday with heavy coverage in each Republican legislator’s district who sided with Democratic Governor Jay Nixon against their more than 90 Republican colleagues.

The ads open with the statement: “When special interests open up their wallets in Jefferson City, some politicians say ‘no thanks,’ but not Representative _____.” The advertising then goes on to identify how much money and gifts each legislator has taken over his or her career from labor unions, lobbyists, and their special interest allies.

“We expect our Republican elected officials to do what’s right and support pro-growth, pro-jobs legislation,” said Brandon Moody, a spokesperson for the Committee. “But these twenty Republicans who opposed Right to Work have received tens of thousands of dollars from labor unions. So it should really come as no surprise that they are all in the pocket of these special interests and lobbyists.”

“Missourians won’t be able to turn on Fox News, scroll their newsfeed or drive down an interstate without seeing one of these twenty Republican legislators identified as opponents to economic growth in this state,” said Moody. “This is a heavy buy for this time of year.”

A “super poll” conducted by Remington Research Group in April, with more than 10,000 Missourians participating, found that 54% of respondents supported Right to Work while only 35% opposed the legislation.

The Committee for Accountable Government in Missouri, who is responsible for the advertising, has raised more than $1 million for the campaign to date.

Learn more at www.boughtandpaidfor.net.

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