MUST READ!!! CONCERT TICKET CONTROVERSY CONFRONTS SEN. KIKI CURLS!!!
A nice bit of accounting from the Turner Report:
Lobbyists pay for Justin Bieber, New Edition tickets, barbecue bash for Sen. Curls
"Justin Bieber and New Edition tickets, tickets to the Cardinals-Royals series, more than $800 for an end-of-session barbecue- the gifts just kept coming to Sen. Shalonn Curls, D-Kansas City.
By the time 2012 faded into history, Sen. Curls had received $7,605.68 in lobbyists' gifts, nearly $3,000 more than her nearest competitor Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-St. Louis County, according to reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission."
Now, here's the perspective that Turner report doesn't provide . . .
Everybody does it these gifts are thrown the way of GOP and Dems alike get more than a few perks and none of this is out of the ordinary, illegal or even frowned up. Kiki, I guess just is good at it.
Awhile back Turner Report ran the same piece on MO Democrat Leader Mike Talboy and nothing came of it. In fact, Talboy has risen to the level of corporate power broker in Kansas City while Turner is still slugging it out on his blog like the rest of us.
It's also worth nothing that Turner report is just picking up campaign finance stuff and can't confirm if Kiki used the tickets or gave them away like a lot of politicos do.
Still, it's nice to see that Sen. Kiki is at least being offered a taste of the good life . . . Along with just about every politico you've ever heard of . . . Natch.