Statement from Renco
Like virtually every substantial business in Missouri, Doe Run and its employees, through its PAC and others, have long supported a variety of Missouri candidates and office holders on both sides of the aisle. Similarly, Mr. Rennert and Renco have a long track record of supporting candidates and office holders across the country among Democrats and Republicans alike. It should come as no surprise that Renco would also support a governor who is focused on growing the economy in a state where Renco has a substantial investment. The donation in question was made as part of a fundraiser in December 2018, which included a roundtable discussion with the Governor. That roundtable was attended by executives and shareholders in many of Missouri's largest and most prominent businesses. Since Doe Run has an economic impact of over $1 billion in Missouri it also should come as no surprise that representatives of Doe Run and its parent company were invited and were glad to take part and voice our perspectives.
As far as the litigation is concerned, the leading business organizations in Missouri have explained in their Amicus Curiae briefs to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals why cases such as these are bad for Missouri businesses and threaten Missouri’s economy. Any actions public officials took in response to these concerns were those that they deemed appropriate to protect and advocate for the interests of Missouri and its citizens.
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