Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sho(e) Me MO Dough

Hello and Aloha (to all our Hawaiian followers), welcome to this Wes Shoemeyer–stuffed Wednesday! On this wonderful hump-day, we shall be taking a deep look at the top 3 contributors to the Wes Shoemyer campaign. As we said in our last post, the campaign received two donations from two separate LLCs; this was found on Monday night but, later when we scoured the Missouri Ethics Commission  website, we found that the document had been changed to show that these contributions had been donated by the Missouri Democratic State Commission. We aren’t certain why this may have occurred, but fortunately we found a few more organizations that have given their support to the tune of $10,000.This blog post shall be observing two LLCs (Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides, & Barnerd LLC and Dollar, Burns & Becker, L.C.) and one Health Services Provider (Comprehensive Health Services).

SBGA&B LLC are based out-of-state in East Alton, Illinois; working and specializing in the “fight against mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases” (SBGA&B LLC).  This firm is a well-respected and organized group that has recently expanded their branch in recognition of their 10 years of work for the victims of these debilitating illnesses. Over the past 10 years, SBGA&B have helped families across the nation, including “obtaining a $250 million verdict on behalf of a U.S. steel worker – the single largest asbestos verdict in the United States”. This firm has been a reliable and consistent force in the cause of “mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses and has pledged over $15 million to cancer research”. This generosity shows through as they have put $10,000 to the Shoemyer campaign. It will be interesting to see if Wes aims to push any legislation through related to this firm’s causes.

Next, is Dollar, Burns, & Becker, a “Truck Accident” law firm with an established “reputation of representing injured trucking accident victims was achieved through persistent victim advocacy.” With their main office being based in Kansas City, MO, this local law firm believes that “advocacy and activism for injured people extends beyond the courtroom to support legislative reform and public officials who will fight for victim's rights.” They specialize in all kinds of vehicle accidents, but their forte resides with Truck Accident Law. They too gave the Shoemyer campaign a healthy $10,000 contribution for the upcoming 2010 Elections. Whether or not this will play a big impact on his issues and his future messages is yet unknown, but it is safe to say that Wes has been helped dramatically by these and many more law firms from around the state.

A third major contributor to the Shoemyer campaign is Comprehensive Health Systems. This is a psychiatric and substance abuse hospital and mental health clinic located in Hannibal Missouri. They typically donate to Democratic candidates, but are not exclusively liberal. CHS has given Wes Shoemyer $8,000 over the course of the past 2 years. This year so far CHS has contributed $5,000. CHS has also contributed to Democratic state representative Rebecca McClanahan.
Thanks for visiting us once again, tell all your friends to visit too! Check back on Friday night for a comedic look at Campaign funding as well as our final coverage of Wes Shoemyer!

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