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Blue Girl wrote at Show Me Progress:

We have been pretty gleeful in heaping abuse and scorn on Cynthia "Fagin" Davis for her comments about hunger serving as a motivator for poor children to get jobs, and with good reason.

Yep, Cynthia Davis is a 'birther', a lobbyist sponge, and has some very interesting campaign finance reports:

The 'birther'

Cynthia Davis was a co-sponsor of Missouri HJR 34 which stated:

...Section 8. We the people of Missouri adopt a voter’s bill of rights as a defense against corruption, fraud, and tyranny. Missouri voters shall have the following rights:

  1. The right to have only qualified candidates placed on the ballot. The secretary of state shall determine that each person is qualified for the office he or she seeks, according to the law, before placing his or her name on the ballot. For candidates who are required by the Constitution of the United States to be natural born citizens, the secretary of state shall request an official copy of the candidate’s birth certificate. Other certifications, such as a certificate of live birth, shall not be accepted. Should any candidate fail to provide an official birth certificate within thirty days of the request by the secretary of state, his or her name shall not be placed on the ballot. The secretary of state shall verify the qualifications of any elected officeholder who was previously placed on a Missouri ballot. Should any elected officeholder fail to provide the required documentation or birth certificate within thirty days of the request by the secretary of state, the secretary of state shall turn the matter over to the attorney general who shall within twenty days file suit to obtain the required documentation...

The lobbyist sponge

Missouri Ethics Commission – Lobbyist Reports

April 2009
Representative: DAVIS, CYNTHIA
Nancy L. Giddens 4/1/2009 Individual Not Amended $8.52 Meals, Food, & Beverage - Dinner
Larry Rohrbach 4/15/2009 Individual Not Amended $17.31 Meals, Food, & Beverage -
William A Gamble 4/20/2009 Individual Not Amended $40.00 Meals, Food, & Beverage - Non alcoholic beverages
Total Amount $65.83

March 2009
Representative: DAVIS, CYNTHIA
Don R. Kissell 3/3/2009 Individual Not Amended $6.33 Meals, Food, & Beverage - SAINT CHARLES LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
William A Gamble 3/9/2009 Individual Not Amended $30.00 Meals, Food, & Beverage - Non alcoholic beverages
Total Amount $36.33

February 2009
Representative: DAVIS, CYNTHIA
Jorgen Schlemeier 2/9/2009 Individual Not Amended $5.06 Meals, Food, & Beverage - Lunch
Jeffrey T. Sweet 2/27/2009 Individual Not Amended $12.00 Meals, Food, & Beverage - Lunch provided during Boeing briefing on operations
Jeffrey T. Sweet 2/27/2009 Individual Not Amended $8.00 Gift - Desk clock provided during Boeing briefing on operations
John A. Urkevich 2/28/2009 Individual Not Amended $35.00 Meals, Food, & Beverage - CSD Legislative Breakfast
Total Amount $60.06

January 2009
Representative: DAVIS, CYNTHIA
Lobbyist Name William A Gamble 1/8/2009 Individual Not Amended $67.80 Meals, Food, & Beverage - Non alcoholic beverages
Brad Thielemier 1/9/2009 Individual Not Amended $10.00 Meals, Food, & Beverage - Craig Felzien 1/12/2009 Individual Not Amended $10.00 Gift
C.K. Casteel, Jr. 1/14/2009 Individual Not Amended $33.71 Meals, Food, & Beverage - reception
C.K. Casteel, Jr. 1/15/2009 Individual Not Amended $129.00 Meals, Food, & Beverage - Annual Meeting (2 tickets)
Total Amount $250.51

There's even more on the meals: Missouri State Rep. Cynthia Davis (r - Pluto): There IS such a thing as a free lunch

Campaign finance reports and the Missouri Ethics Commission

Yep, that's $2,850.00 for a vehicle, and $275.26 to the Missouri Department of Revenue in 2002. And that's $88.50 for vehicle registration and $1084.33 for Real Estate Taxes paid to the Cole County Collector. From campaign funds.

July 25, 2005
The Missouri Ethics Commission (pdf), at its July 21, 2005 meeting, took the following actions...

...The following cases were forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General:
05E071 Missourians for Blunt
05E073/05E078 Citizens Against the Levy, Jim Ferguson, Treas.
05E075 Cynthia Davis
05E076A/05E077A/05E083A Janet Ballard...

[emphasis added]

January 23, 2006
The Missouri Ethics Commission (pdf), at its January 19, 2006 meeting, took the following actions:

The following cases were closed against Respondents:
05E131 Joan Bray
05E132 Tom Masteller
05E075 Cynthia Davis....

[emphasis added]

Again, from Blue Girl:

It all adds up to one screaming certainty:  Cynthia Davis is not the person who should be chairing the states Special Standing Committee on Children and Families.

But Missouri State Representative Cynthia Davis (r) does deserve her three appearances last week on Keith Olberman's Worst Person in the World. I'm certain there'll be a few more.

Originally posted to paradocs on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 07:42 PM PDT.

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