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Major GOP donor calls on Kinder to resign
|Last Edited||RBH Aug 19, 2011 11:33am|
|News Date||Friday, August 19, 2011 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||David Humphreys, a southwest Missouri businessman and major GOP donor who has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the party, is abandoning his support for Peter Kinder's gubernatorial bid and calling on him to resign. |
Humphreys tells POLITICO in an email that he has asked the lieutenant governor to forego a 2012 campaign, requested his donations be returned and warned he will support Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon if Kinder is the GOP nominee.
Humphreys move is a devastating blow to Kinder and the strongest signal to date that the lieutenant governor's support is beginning to erode in light of a story that detailed his interactions with a former Penthouse Pet.
"If I had known this about him I would not have supported him in the past," Humphreys told POLITICO.