In November Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, refused to send the National Guard into Ferguson after the Michael Brown verdict was announced. As a result nearly half of the roughly 500 businesses operating in Ferguson and adjacent communities, such as Dellwood and Jennings, suffered property damage or lost revenue as a result of the coordinated Ferguson protests and riots.
Governor Nixon did not want the National Guard stationed in Ferguson – Democrats did not want to upset protesters with the image of “militarized police.”
Earlier this month Jay Nixon vetoed Right to Work legislation that was passed by Missouri lawmakers.
Less than a week later he received $50,000 from the UAW in campaign contributions despite the fact that he is not running again for office.
FOX 2 Now reported:
Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has received a $50,000 campaign contribution from the United Automobile Workers.
The donation posted in campaign finance documents this week came on June 10, less than a week after Nixon vetoed a contentious right-to-work measure.
Calls to Nixon’s campaign treasurers were not immediately returned Saturday morning.
Critics say right to work could weaken unions and lead to lower wages. Hundreds of Missouri union members came to the Capitol in opposition during one earlier legislative hearing on the bill.
The donation to Nixon was listed as coming from the UAW’s international headquarters in Detroit. A public relations official said a representative from the union was not immediately available to comment Saturday.