GOP donor again backs Kinder in run for Missouri governor
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A prominent GOP political donor is again supporting Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder as he runs for Missouri governor.
Missouri Ethics Commission records show businessman David Humphreys gave Kinder $250,000 on Friday.
Kinder faces a four-way GOP primary Aug. 2. The winner is expected to face Democratic front-runner Attorney General Chris Koster in the Nov. 8 election.
Humphreys in 2012 dropped support of Kinder after media reports that the candidate repeatedly visited a strip club in the 1990s.
Humphreys' Friday donation is his first to Kinder since then. Humphreys is president and CEO of Joplin-based TAMKO Building Products.
Kinder trailed behind the other gubernatorial challengers with about $625,000 in cash to spend on his campaign as of the most recent finance reports through the end of March.