Chris “All Prosecutor. No Politics.” Koster just got another huge donation to his reelection campaign from James Stowers, the wallet-from-Mordor behind the deceptive campaign to enshrine the cloning and killing of little babies in the Missouri Constitution.
Wealthy stem cell advocate, once again, comes up big for Koster
BY JAKE WAGMAN
ST. LOUIS — Campaign contribution limits didn’t stop Chris Koster from getting big money from wealthy contributors.
But, now that the caps are history, collecting large checks is a lot easier.
The Missouri Attorney General, gearing up for the 2012 re-election campaign, received a hefty boost this week from one of his most prominent supporters. James Stowers — the mutual fund billionaire and stem cell research supporter from Kansas City — contributed $75,000 to Koster’s re-election campaign on Sunday.
Stowers was even more generous to the Cass County Democrat when he was elected attorney general three years ago, although that money took out a circuitous route to Koster’s coffers.
In 2008, Koster netted about $300,000 in donations — including $125,000 that originated from Stowers — through a web of campaign committees that drew complaints from his primary opponents.
Stowers has been a Koster fan since 2007 when, as a state senator, he switched from Republican to Democrat, citing, among other concerns, differences with some GOP officials on stem cell research.