Friday, December 09, 2016

Humphreys family contribute more than $3 million on final day

(ADDITION: Apparently, I did not check the Missouri Ethics Commission website Wednesday, December 7, as I thought I had done. On that day, another $1 million in contributions, $500,000 from David Humphreys and $500,000 from his sister, Sarah Atkins, were given to Governor-Elect Eric Greitens. David Humphreys also gave $100,000 to Rep. Rob Vescovo, R-Arnold, bringing the final total to $3,050,000.

Forty-eight hour reports posted Thursday and today on the Missouri Ethics Commission website indicate Joplin businessman David Humphreys and his family contributed nearly $2 million to Missouri politician and the Missouri Republican Party on the final day before campaign contribution limits went into effect.

The Turner Report noted Thursday  that Humphreys and his sister, Sarah Atkins of Arlington, Virginia, each contributed $500,000 to Attorney General-Elect Josh Hawley, while Humphreys gave $100,000 each to 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.

Reports posted today show Humphreys contributed $500,000 to the Missouri Republican Party and $100,000 to Secretary of State-Elect Jay Ashcroft raising the total contributed December 7 to $1,950,000,


Anonymous said...

So Randy what might have been given to the Democrats?They may not have a Humphreys family but Dems were well funded.. Perhaps the public employee unions gave a few dollars.

Anonymous said...

I will never purchase another tamko/Humphreys product again. It's a small gesture, but enough drops in the bucket eventually fill it. A purchased election to suppress labor and to promote charter schools will bring negative results very quickly. They don't need my few measly dollars to support their efforts.

Anonymous said...

Roofing products obviously are not their main source of income. Wonder what is?

Harvey Hutchinson said...

I think it's wonderful that the Humphreys family cares enough about their community and state to make contributions to good honest individuals willing to serve and better society.

Randy, in the interest of journalistic integrity why didn't you post the Democratic contributions, any from George Soros, or was he just interested in burning Ferguson down, and shooting cops who n the back?

Randy said...

There is no need to bring up the idea of journalistic integrity, Harvey. There were no contributions from George Soros to Missouri candidates. The story here was that Mr. Humphreys was the biggest contributor during the last day before campaign contribution limits were restored. No one else was even close. Though I am not in favor of unlimited contributions, I made no accusations. Mr. Humphreys is from Joplin and he makes news. I report on it. If you will read my book Silver Lining in a Funnel Cloud (it's in the Joplin Public Library if you don't want to buy it), you will see quite a few positive things written about Mr. Humphreys.