As of Saturday, April 1, Billionaire Rex Sinquefield had dumped a total of $512,057.00 in cash and in-kind contributions into the campaigns for Prop A Body Cam Scam (Make St. Louis Safe PAC) and Prop B Election Date Scam (STL Votes PAC). The donations come via his Great St. Louis Inc, which is not the political action committee by the same name.
The money is going to canvassing workers and field organizing via BML Consulting and Fuse Advertising; and mailings and media via Fuse Advertising and Show Me Victories.
BML Consulting is owned by Blake Lawrence, Chief Counsel or recently former Chief Counsel to State Senator Jamilah Nasheed.
Gerald Hawthorne, Deputy Treasurer for Sinquefield’s Make St. Louis PAC and Treasurer of Sinquefield’s Great St. Louis PAC, is or was associated with Fuse Advertising.
Show Me Victories is the Kelley Group, also the contractors for Prop 1 Economic Development Sales Tax and Prop 2 Use Tax for Soccer Stadium.
Proposition A is a misleading attempt to combine the Recorder of Deeds office with the Assessor’s office under the false pretense of funding a police body camera program. The minimal amount of projected savings of Prop A far exceed the cost of a police body camera program and would not make our city safer. Additionally, Prop A will make it harder for citizens to secure important legal documents that are currently overseen by the Recorder of Deeds office.
Proposition B aims to move the current Primary Municipal Election from March to August and the General Municipal Election from April to November. This would result in local issues being pushed to the bottom of the ballot.
Both Props A & B are backdoor attempts by Rex Sinquefield to push his agenda on our city and are a step towards defunding important city services. Please join us on April 4 at your local polling place to vote NO on Propositions A & B.
— Gregory F.X. Daly, St. Louis City Collector of Revenue
Rex Sinquefield’s Great St. Louis pac last filed a report in January and had a very small amount on hand.
The money so far going to Make Saint Louis Safe, Sinquefield’s Proposition A campaign committee, and STL Votes, Sinquefield’s Proposition B campaign committee, is actually coming from Great St. Louis, Inc., not Great St. Louis pac.
Treasurer Marc Ellinger has served a legal counsel and spokesperson for Sinquefield ballot issues, including Sinquefield’s quest to get rid of the City’s earnings taxes.
Thursday, Great St. Louis, Inc., donated another $60,000 to Make Saint Louis Safe (total to date $110,000) and another $60,000 to STL Votes (total to date $110,000).