Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Nixon Will Return Motorola Contribution

Governor Jay Nixon's campaign says it will return a $10,000 campaign contribution from Motorola made as Nixon's administration is weighing an $80 million dollar contract with the company.
The Associated Press inquired about the contribution Tuesday:

Nixon put a hold on Motorola's contract to construct a new radio system for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and emergency responders. The governor is reviewing whether to go forward or opt out of the contract. Campaign finance reports show Nixon received $10,000 from Motorola on Jan. 26. After The Associated Press asked about the money Tuesday, Nixon campaign manager Ken Morley said it would be refunded because of Motorola's pending state contract. Morley said Motorola had committed to donate the money for Nixon's inaugural before its contract was put on hold.

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