Billboards Take Aim at St. Joseph Lawmaker

Billboards have popped up in St. Joseph and across Missouri that have taken aim at Republican State Senator Rob Schaaf.

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 4:35 PM
Updated: Apr 19, 2018 4:44 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Billboards have popped up in St. Joseph and across Missouri that have taken aim at Republican State Senator Rob Schaaf.

The ad can be seen on I-29 near the Genefield Road overpass. It reads, "Did you know? Rob Schaaf lived with a lobbyist?"

Schaaf, (R) St. Joseph, who is not running for re-election, said he believes the billboard is a case of intimidation.

"I am not running for anything and I only have a month left in the session, and if this person thinks I will do anything different as a result of this billboard, he obviously doesn't know me very well," Schaaf said in a written statement.

The senator has been open about his attacks against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, even calling on President Donald Trump to ask for Greitens resignation.

Schaaf has also been actively pursuing the Clean Missouri Initiative, a bill that would potentially ban Missouri lawmakers from accepting large gifts from lobbyists.

The ad was paid for by Darlington Road Corporation. KQ2 traced the company, and it does not appear to be listed with the Missouri Secretary of State's Office or the Missouri Ethics Commission. 

Schaaf said he believes the add was paid for by someone with ties to Missouri who wants to remain anonymous.

There's at least two of these billboards up - one in St. Joseph and one in Jefferson City.

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