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GOP Rep: "Voters should be wary of...Sinquefield’s attempts to buy control of state government"

Republican State Representative Paul Fitzwater was very critical of radical GOP donor Rex Sinquefield's "attempts to buy control of state government" at a recent public forum.  Simply put, Fitzwater wants to "send a message back to Sinquefield that his House seat wasn’t for sale.

When 144th District Rep. Paul Fitzwater, R-Potosi, took the stage at Mineral Area College’s Fourth Friday event last week he made two things very clear.
  
First, he said, he believes in putting the representation of his constituents over party loyalty. And second, he believes voters should be wary of Missourian billionaire Rex Sinquefield’s attempts to buy control of state government.

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“He [Sinquefield] spent almost $700,000 in campaigns for our opponents,” Fitzwater said [referring to Republican legislators targeted by Sinquefield for daring to oppose a radical tax scheme that would hurt local public schools]. “And I’m very proud to tell you that he did not remove not one of us. All four of the targeted races where he thought he’d be able to replace the House member — he didn’t win one race. As a matter of fact, I won 80 percent of my vote. I was so proud of that.”

Fitzwater said that more than anything else he wanted to win in order to send a message back to Sinquefield that his House seat wasn’t for sale.