Republican candidate for Governor Kenny Hulshof wants to create an Inspector General in Missouri, that would look into alleged fraud, waste and corruption. Hulshof outlined a plan Monday where an Inspector General would be appointed by a special law enforcement board. He also wants lawmakers to give the Inspector General prosecutorial power. Hulshof also wants to require competitive bidding when the Attorney General anticipates paying a private lawyer more than $20,000 to work on a case.
NIXON CAMPAIGN DOESN'T DISCOUNT AN INSECTOR GENERAL, BUT ATTACKS HULSHOF ON WASTE:
"If Congressman Hulshof wants to talk about the misuse of taxpayer dollars, he should take a long look in the mirror," said Nixon campaign spokesperson Oren Shur. "In Washington, Congressman Hulshof voted for thousands of wasteful pork barrel projects like the ‘bridge to nowhere.’ The Congressman even voted against measures to make those earmarks open and transparent, so at least the public could see which Congressman sponsored them. Here in Missouri, Congressman Hulshof refuses to say that he would turn over the public documents that Gov. Blunt has withheld from the people of Missouri. Let’s not lose sight of what all these attacks are really about. Congressman Hulshof is down in the polls and running out of time, so he’s beginning to panic and make desperate character attacks," added Shur.