I should have waited a few hours to write my Ed Emery story. The former state representative now has even more money than when I wrote earlier this morning.
Records just posted on the Missouri Ethics Commission indicate Joplin's Humphreys family (TAMKO) has given another $50,000 to the Lamar Republican who is running against Rep. Scott Largent, R-Clinton, for state senate.
The newest contribution came from the Virginia wing of the Humphreys family, Sarah Atkins of Arlington, described as "self-employed" on the website.
Emery has now received approximately $200,000 since April 1, with $150,000 coming from the Humphreys family and another $40,000 from Missouri Club for Growth, which has received nearly all of its contributions from retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield.