From PoliticMO: Governor Jay Nixons receipt of a $50,000 “donation” is curious since Nixon is not running for another office.
Despite the fact that the 59-year-old has essentially ruled out a run for statewide office next year, his campaign committee, named ‘A Better Missouri With Jay Nixon,’ is still active – as proven by his acceptance of a $50,000 check from the United Auto Workers last week, just days after he stood in their Kansas City hall to veto ‘right-to-work,’ a bill that aimed to weaken the union’s strength.
According to PoliticMO, Peter Kinder had this to say:
“It smells of more ‘pay to play’ politics by this administration,” Kinder said in a statement. “The governor likes to give lip service to putting limits on campaign spending while he rakes in millions of dollar from lawyers, lobbyists and labor. He needs to return the money, and lawmakers need to override his veto in September.”
This will explain what is going on: