It’s a great feeling to see a good friend run for office, especially when he has a chance of winning. Tomorrow evening at 6 p.m., my friend Shamed Dogan will be passing the hat for his Missouri state House race here on Capitol Hill, in the upstairs of the Pour House bar.
The maximum donation for state House campaigns in Missouri is only $325. This amusing and quaint regulation makes Shamed’s job a real challenge. But he’s doing his level best, and he has the backing of his old boss, former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.).