Election season tends to make the wackiest tidbits of information news. Keen-eyed reporter Michael McNutt noticed that when checking campaign finance reports recent and found that Nunya, slang for none of your business, was receiving money from Lt. Gov. Jari Askin’s campaign for governor. Check out the story that was published today.
Folks with Askins campaign say ‘Nunya’ was simply filler data used while getting the forms together. Campaign officials believe it is your business who is getting campaign funds. A new law requiring the listing of campaign fund recipients to include name and address made the listings public on Monday, officials said.
This is good news as it will allow people with the time and interest (mainly reporters and opposition candidates) to comb through campaign reports and see who is really getting the money. Listing the name and addresses allows people to see if it’s a business, the same household or other interesting information. In the past, some reports have simply listed, postage, chartible contribution, or other generic terms.
To take a look at campaign reports filed last week check out the state Ethics Commission’s Web site. Just type in a candidate’s name and see what you find. Maybe Ima Hog or Seymour Buts also show up in reports.