Rep. Ted Hoskins, D-St. Louis did not have to beat the bushes to find donors for his re-election campaign. All he had to do was knock on retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield's door.
The impact that Sinquefield's money is going ot play on this year's election has not been determined, but there is no doubt the educational voucher supporter is going to spend whatever it takes to get his way.
According to his campaign disclosure report filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Hoskins received $21,875 in contributions during the first three months of 2008. Of that total, $20,050 came in the form of maximum $325 contributions from 62 of the political action committees Sinquefield formed late last year to skirt Missouri campaign contribution limits.