Campaign Contributions Lawsuit Pits Conservative Sinquefield Against Anti-Abortion Group

Rex Sinquefield | Photo
Rex Sinquefield

Rex Sinquefield, who has donated more than $25 million to various Missouri politicians and campaigns over the last five years, has filed a lawsuit against state officials over a proposed ballot initiative that would ask Missouri voters in 2014 to restore strict limits on campaign donations. The proposal the conservative mega-donor is opposing is being pushed by the anti-abortion, anti-stem-cell research organization Missouri Roundtable for Life. A longtime lobbyist for Sinquefield and a co-plaintiff in the lawsuit said their purpose was to “defend the freedom of speech.” The proposed ballot initiative would amend Missouri’s constitution to set a cap of $2,600 per election on donations to candidates for statewide office, the legislature and elective judicial posts.

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