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GOP Donor Again Backs Kinder in Run for Missouri Governor

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (KBIA file photo)
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (KBIA file photo)

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.

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