Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Humphreys family, Sinquefield give more than a quarter of million to Ed Emery
Emery, who has indicated that public schools are a pipeline to prison has received $280,000 out of the $321,745 he had raised as of his eight days before the election report from the Humphreys family of Joplin and retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield.
The eight-days-before-election report showed Emery picked up $159,553 during July with $140,000 of that total coming from his well-heeled sugar daddies (and sugar mama).
David Humphreys of TAMKO gave Emery $50,000 while his sister Sarah Atkins of Virginia, gave the same amount. Missouri Club for Growth, which has received all of its money from Sinquefield gave $40,000.
Earlier this year, David Humphreys gave $50,000, while his mother, Ethelmae Humphreys also gave $50,000, and the Missouri Club for Growth contributed $40,000.
Sinquefield and the Humphreys family are well known supporters of educational vouchers, or funneling taxpayer money into private schools.
The Emery campaign seems to be attracting that kind, since he has also received a $10,000 contribution from the CNS Corporation, headed by voucher supporter Charles Norval Sharpe, and $1,000 from Sen. Jane Cunningham's campaign committee.