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March 16, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Ethics Complaint Filed Against Hawley for Failure to Disclose Free Legal Services

Yesterday, the Kansas City Star reported that a St. Louis attorney has filed an ethics complaint against Josh Hawley for failing to disclose free legal services he received from a prominent Washington D.C. firm, Cooper & Kirk, during his 2016 campaign for attorney general. As the attorney pointed out, "Either Hawley is liable for not listing the free legal work as an in-kind contribution to his attorney general campaign, or the ‘pro bono’ services should have been disclosed as a gift on his personal financial disclosure."

March 14, 2018 / Press Release

ICYMI: Missouri State Senator Scott Sifton Questions Hawley’s Credibility on Sunshine Law

With Sunshine Week underway, the Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported yesterday on Missouri State Senator Scott Sifton highlighting Josh Hawley's use of campaign funds to pay a Washington D.C. law firm working to thwart Sunshine requests directed at him. Sifton said he is concerned that "the one person who is charged with enforcing this law happens to be spending not a small amount of money to try to fight off Sunshine requests that are directed at him."

March 14, 2018 / Press Release

Missourians Protest Josh Hawley

Today, Josh Hawley is holding his first public campaign events, prompting dozens of Missourians across the state to protest Hawley's record of putting his high-dollar donors, friends, and allies before the people of Missouri. Protestors noted that Hawley has failed to deliver on his promises as Attorney General, perpetuating the culture of corruption in Jefferson City by refusing to investigate his biggest donor and conducting only a sham investigation into the Governor.

March 13, 2018 / Press Release

Missouri Republicans Refuse to Vote on Bill Banning Foreign Ownership of Farmland from MDP’s “Farmer’s Bill of Rights”

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The following are statements from Missouri Democratic Party Chair Stephen Webber and Richard Oswald, a Missouri family farmer and immediate past President of the Missouri Farmers Union, on today’s House Committee hearing on Rep. Martha Steven’s HB 2206. This bill would restore a ban on foreign corporate ownership of Missouri farmland that was eliminated in 2013 by Republicans in order to favor foreign-owned corporations over Missouri family farmers.

March 12, 2018 / Press Release

Kansas City Star Raises Even More Questions About Hawley’s Legal Spending

Last week, the Kansas City Star reported that Josh Hawley received free representation from Cooper & Kirk, a high-powered Washington, D.C. law firm, while facing a lawsuit over an open records request for his Mizzou emails during his 2016 attorney general campaign. Hawley's campaign did not report any payments to the firm, nor did they report the firm's work as an in-kind donation to the campaign, which may have been a violation of Missouri campaign finance law. Hawley's campaign refused to answer why they accepted Cooper & Kirk's legal services for free, and Cooper & Kirk refused to answer why they would represent a Missouri AG candidate for free.

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