Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The KC Blue Blog brilliantly chronicles Funkhouser's campaign finance mistakes



The Blue Blog takes apart the big man and offers a couple of insights that may have been glanced over in other media coverage:

1. FUNKHOUSER IS USING HIS CITY HALL PHONE NUMBER AS A CONTACT NUMBER FOR HIS CAMPAIGN!!! There are A LOT OF PEOPLE ALL OVER THE LOCAL INTERNETS who see this as a clear ethics violation - Even worse, his campaign is in bad financial shape and that basically means that every lawyer in Kansas City is getting calls from The Mayor's office encouraging them to cut a check.

2. Funkhouser took money from The Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Not even a month ago Kansas City's Mayor wrote to them to express his outrage at their alleged bias. I guess "principles" are a lot easier to bend when in need of quick cash.

Mayor Funkhouser's financial mismanagement is a serious issue . . . The fact that he's begging for money all over town, and from all of Kay's old friends, puts the perception out there that this town's top office is for sale . . . So much for Funkhouser's reputation for being fiscally responsible.

11 Comments:

Jerry said...

elected officials cannot use their office for campaigning. that blog is right, it's a clear ethics violation. i give the post 5 stars

Anonymous said...

Agreed. The KC blue blog is correct and I hope the Missouri Ethics commission takes notice.

Anonymous said...

From funks campaign report. posted at prime buzz


ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM COMMITTEES REGARDLESS OF THE AMOUNT, OR FROM PERSONS GIVING MORE THAN $100 TO A COMMITTEE.
Committee Name, Address
And Occupation Date Received
Monetary or
In-Kind
Aggregate
To Date Amount Received
ATTORNEYS:
1. Nicola Heskett 3610 Gillham Rd Kansas City, MO 64111 03/24/2008
$500.00
2. Husch Blackwell Sanders 4801 Main St Suite 1000 Kansas City, MO 64112 03/28/2008
$1,350.00
3. Roxsen Koch 2926 Grand Ave Kansas City, MO 64108 03/11/2008
$250.00
4. Irv Belzer 5432 Locust Kansas City, MO 64110 03/21/2008
$250.00
5. Michael Burke 6828 NW Dawn Ln Kansas City, MO 64151 03/11/2008
$750.00
6A. Hannah Fenley 1020 W 60th Terr Kansas City, MO 64113 03/28/2008
$1,350.00
6B. David Fenley 1020 W 60th Terr Kansas City, Mo 64113 03/28/2008
$1,350.00
7. Steven Mauer 9410 W 141 St Overland Park, KS 66221 03/21/2008
$250.00
8. John Murphy 12900 Glenfield Rd Leawood, KS 03/25/2008
$500.00

And those in construction:
Burns and McDonnell "FOLKS":
1. Richard Keeler 7315 W 145TH Terr Overland Park, KS 66223 03/11/2008
$250.00
2. Raymond Kowalik 25702 E Shadybrook Ln Lee's Summit, MO 64086 03/06/2008
$250.00
3. Stephen Linnemann 15835 Woodend Rd Bonner Springs, KS 03/10/2008
$250.00
4. Richard & Kimberly Halil 15524 Meadowbrook Ct Raymore, MO 03/13/2008
$250.00

More Construction types:
1. Katherine Goudreau 1307 Carpers Farm Way Vienna, VA 22182 03/09/2008
$250.00
2. Gary Pence 5424 Belinder Fairway, KS 66205 03/05/2008
$250.00
3. James Schorgl 2605 W 118th St Leawood, KS 66211 03/06/2008
$250.00
4. K.B. Winterowd 1901 McGee Kansas City, MO 64108 03/24/2008
$1,350.00

KC Southern:
1. Sarah Rowland 920 Main Suite 204 Kansas City, MO 64105 03/26/2008
$1,350.00
2. Landon Rowland 920 Main Suite 204 Kansas City, MO 64105 03/26/2008
$1,350.00
3. KCS Rail PAC PO BOX 219335 Kansas City, MO 64121 03/18/2008
$1,350.00

Maybe these are the FOLKS? I stopped googling!
1. Haw Ranch 1600 Genessee Kansas City, MO 64102 03/27/2008
$1,000.00
2. Daniel Froelich PO BOX 419173 Kansas City, MO 250 $250.00
3. Judge Jon Gray 2555 Grand Blvd Kansas City, MO 64108 03/17/2008 (I like him)
$100.00
4. John McCully 13601 Smart Rd Greenwood, MO 64034 03/10/2008
$250.00
5. Galen Miller 18406 Old BB Holt, MO64048 03/05/2008
$250.00
6. Ross Pritchard 17181 Botero Dr SanDiego, CA 92127 03/10/2008
$250.00
7. Stephen Sparks 10818 W 102nd St Overland Park, KS 66214 03/24/2008
$250.00
8. Melissa Wood 13926 Ash Dr Overland Park, KS 66224 03/13/2008
$250.00

Anonymous said...

Hey at least Funk is for Free Trade and the Mexican railroad KC Southern is running.

Anonymous said...

Free trade isn't a bad thing, just all of our policies regarding it is. Especially the one with China which Funkhouser seems to support which does zero good for Kansas Citians and Missourians alike.

Anonymous said...

Just proves the smart money knows the Funk is in power for another seven years and they don't want to completely piss him off. The rent seekers unlike bloggers must work with what they have.

thin magin said...

Mike Burke was none to happy to have this mayor put the touch on him.
And the bundlers did not even make the half way mark on limits.
Naw... the "smart money" didn't show up, funk-ee got barely enough to CYA his stupid wife.

toadstool_watcher said...

I am thoroughly sick of this sub-prime mayor and the current bail out!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The sub-prime mayor, that's extremely apropos.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:10pm don't kid yourself. Mark Funkhouser has 1 term mayor written all over him.

He wouldn't even be in office if it weren't for the 10 other people running which he can expect again. Everyone knows that. You can count on him struggling to build his war chest and can expect a number of early announcements for Mayor this time around which will take a very heavy chunk out of the already damaged finances and neither his record or reputation will keep him afloat.

You can take that to the bank.

Anonymous said...

They're already gearing up to challenge Funkhouser. The candidates will be floating rumors starting next year.