(CORRECTION: The original version of this post said that David Humpheys contributed $100,000 to Rep. Mike Cierpiot. The correct total is $50,000 and the post has been changed to reflect that. I apologize for the error.)
On the last day before new Missouri campaign contribution limits go into effect, Joplin businessman David Humphreys and his sister Sarah Atkins contributed $1 million to attorney-general election Josh Hawley, with each giving $500,000.
Humphreys contributed an additional $400,000 to four legislators with Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard, R-Joplin, Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, Rep. Holly Rehder, R-Sikeston, and $50,000 to House Majority Leader Mike Cierpiot, R-Lee's Summit.
Rehder, the only recipient who is not in the upper levels of legislative leadership, has pre-filed a right to work bill.
The campaign contribution limits, which were approved by Missouri voters November 8, are being challenged in federal court.