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Analysis: Ambiguity Restored To Mo. Finance Report

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP)- Ambiguity has been restored to Missouri’s campaign finance reports after it appeared that a national political group had provided specific details about money flowing to Attorney General Chris Koster.

A report filed by the Missouri affiliate of the Democratic Attorneys General Association recently listed 10 specific contributions it had received from businesses, including Visa, Coca-Cola and Facebook. A report by Koster’s campaign showed he received $300,000 from the Democratic Attorneys General Association.

But the attorneys general group has since changed its report to show a transfer of $300,000 from the national group to the state affiliate to Koster, with no accounting of the original source.

The group’s director says no specific donations were earmarked for Koster, and the original report was based on a wrong understanding of Missouri law.

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