After the Missouri Legislature repealed contribution limits in 2008, campaign spending exploded.
In 2000, Missouri statewide and legislative candidates raised just under $40 million. However, by the 2016 cycle, donations tripled with campaign contributions topping $120,000,000.
But that’s not all.
Today donations come from fewer, bigger donors, and the donations of regular people matter less and less.
Missourians deserve better.
The passage of Amendment 2 in 2016 was a step in the right direction, but flaws in the amendment language and legal challenges have left serious loopholes in Missouri campaign finance law.
The Clean Missouri initiative will implement new contribution limits of $2,500 for State Senate candidates and $2,000 for State House candidates, increasing integrity and confidence in our state government.