The notorious Lincoln Strategy Group was hired to collect signatures for two initiative petitions in Missouri this year, and announcements regarding the valid signature totals for all petitions are expected early this week.
The problems with the signatures submitted by James Harris' ShowMe Better Courts have been well documented by the Missourians for Fair and Impartial Courts Action Fund (MFICAF). But Lincoln was also hired by the Vote Yes To Stop Double Taxation committee (i.e. David Barklage and the Missouri Association of Realtors) to collect signatures for their effort to block the creation of a real estate transfer tax in the state. Given the firm's apparent management problems and inability to overcome the MFICAF's education campaign for the ShowMe Better Courts' initiative, it wouldn't be shocking if they also fell short for the Realtors.
All told, Lincoln Strategy was paid $1,560,000 by ShowMe Better Courts and $589,077 by Vote Yes To Stop Double Taxation.