Major Donor to Peter Kinder Wants His Money Back

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David Humphreys gave $1.31 million to Missouri Republican candidates and causes in 2010.
A major Republican donor who this year alone contributed $125,000 to Peter Kinder's political campaign says he's pulling his support from the candidate.

David Humphreys, owner of the Joplin-based Tamko Building Products, says he's lost faith in Kinder following allegations a former stripper and Penthouse Pet made against Kinder that first appeared in the Riverfront Times.

"If I had known this about him I would not have supported him in the past," Humphreys told politico.com.

But it doesn't end there. According to POLITICO, Humphreys has asked Kinder to return all his contributions, to resign from office and to not run for governor in 2012. Moreover, if Kinder does win the Republican nomination, Humphreys says he'll throw his weight behind Democratic incumbent Jay Nixon.

And that could be a mighty blow to Republican causes statewide. In 2010, Humphreys gave $1.31 million to Missouri GOP candidates and conservative causes in the state, according to campaign finance reports. Those 2010 gifts included $80,000 to the party and $40,000 to Kinder. His last gift to Kinder came June 3 of this year when he donated $25,000.

In total Humphreys has given $165,000 to Kinder's campaign in this cycle, accounting for six percent of the $2.72 million Kinder had raised through June 30.

Daily RFT has a call out to Humphreys for additional comment.

Meanwhile, the Missouri Republican Party continues to endorse Kinder for a gubernatorial bid despite the scandal that has tripped up Kinder's campaign before he even officially announced his intent to run. In an email mailed out to party supporters this week, the executive director of the Missouri GOP, Lloyd Smith, parroted many of the same discredited conspiracy theories as Kinder.

Wrote Smith:
After receiving information from the Lt. Governor's campaign and a thorough review of facts, it seems clear that the allegations recently reported are the work of clever manipulation by Democrat operatives in coordination with Democrat John Ross, a former Democrat candidate for Congress and occasional contributor for the Riverfront Times.
As the RFT and other media outlets have confirmed: Ross has never worked for the RFT; he did not provide the RFT with the photo of Kinder and Tammy Chapman (the former exotic dancer); and Ross is anything but a Democratic operative. Nice try.

RFT's Sarah Fenske contributed to his report.
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MandoMadMan
MandoMadMan

Conservatives are shocked, shocked I tell you to find one of their own loves strippers! Obviously they don't know conservatives. 

Usxer
Usxer

The concerning part is his explanation. He went 10 times and got a religious awakening to stop going? What Did this awakening include? Most dudes over 40 have been to a strip club at least once. What other dudes do you see there? Three types drunk buds, sober pervs, drunk pervs. The drunk buds usually are with some buds and are coming from a game, bachelor party, casino, etc or are business travelers,they don't care who the are looking at as long as they can see something. The sober pervs usually are by themselves, and come back again and again to see a particular person. Drunk pervs come in when they are drunk to see a particular person. I wonder which one Mr Kinder considers himself?Mr Kinder describes as 1st with buds, then 10 times after, alone? If ur a dude 40+ think about that. U want him leading you? Visualize him there.What did the religious LIGHT enlighten him to? Not to go to strip club with drunk buds? Not lust after a stripper? Not get drunk and lust after a stripper?

Why this matters is the pattern it shows. He is single he can lust after who he wants as long as it doesnt make the lustee uncomfortable. If he is lusting, he has been at it with this woman for along time, even by his words, with no luck. Say she is some political hack and tricked him to the bar. The fact he fell for the ruse, hints at a disturbing obsession, whats the religious conversion? He ordered alchohol and saw the same stripper he saw preconversion. Basically he ordered a glass of wine in a "house of sin" he/God swore off 15 years ago. Why that matters is he is spending our money (check your paycheck). there are alot of good conservaties why should we grant him power?. He has been spending our tax dollars for a long time. A long time. In 1776 the Statue of King George was torn down in New York City. There's no Kings in America. Seems its time we remind Mr. kinder.This isnt a stripper~politician story. This is furthur indication an individual is abusing OUR power story. I'm a conservitive ~ not a religious conservitive. So I'm not concerned he was in a strip joint, or drinks alcohol. This guy has power because we have given it to him. He is flaunting that power thrue lies right in front of or face. He is lost, we need to send him back home, and bring fresh blood into Missouri governemt. We are a better state than this

Usxer
Usxer

The concerning part is his explanation. He went 10 times and got a religious awakening to stop going? What Did this awakening include? Most dudes over 40 have been to a strip club at least once. What other dudes do you see there? Three types drunk buds, sober pervs, drunk pervs. The drunk buds usually are with some buds and are coming from a game, bachelor party, casino, etc or are business travelers,they don't care who the are looking at as long as they can see something. The sober pervs usually are by themselves, and come back again and again to see a particular person. Drunk pervs come in when they are drunk to see a particular person. I wonder which one Mr Kinder considers himself?Mr Kinder describes as 1st with buds, then 10 times after, alone? If ur a dude 40+ think about that. U want him leading you? What did the religious " LIGHT" enlighten him to? Not to go to strip club with drunk buds? Not lust after a stripper? Not get drunk and lust after a stripper? Does evoking God automatically give what the evocker says before or after the evocation, justification? Does evoking God give the evocker a superiority in their words or beliefs or behaviors  above those who are not so "god centered"?Why this matters is the pattern it shows. He is single he can lust after who he wants as long as it doesnt make the lustee uncomfortable. If he is lusting, he has been at it with this woman for along time, even by his words, with no luck. Say she is some political hack and tricked him to the bar. The fact he fell for the ruse, hints at a disturbing obsession, whats the religious conversion? He ordered alchohol and saw the same stripper he saw preconversion. Basically he ordered a glass of wine in a "house of sin" he/God swore off 15 years ago. Why that matters is he is spending our money (check your paycheck). there are alot of good conservaties why should we grant him power?. He has been spending our tax dollars for a long time. A long time. In 1776 the Statue of King George was torn down in New York City. There's no Kings in America. Seems its time we remind Mr. kinder.This isnt a stripper~politician story.

 This is furthur indication an individual is abusing OUR power, story. I'm a conservitive ~ not a religious conservitive. So I'm not concerned he was in a strip joint, or drinks alcohol. This guy has power because we have given it to him. He is flaunting that power thru lies right in front of our face. He is lost, we need to send him back home, and bring fresh blood into Missouri governemt. We are a better state than this.

conservativemom
conservativemom

I agree with Mr. Humphreys.  Peter Kinder must RESIGN NOW, for the good of the party.  He is immoral, a liar and a thief.  The immorality of visiting a strip club is obvious to any Christian, and it does not take 10 visits to figure that out.  I do not want this man held up as a role model to my four children.  Particularly given the lies he has told (first he claimed the woman's story was untrue, now he admits it is true; claiming he stopped at a pantsless bar in the middle of nowhere because he "felt the urge to use the bathroom," etc.) as well as his thievery of taxpayer money to pay for his luxurious stays at the Chase, etc. while claiming it was for official business and only admitting it was not when the newspapers began investigating him.  I join Mr. Humphreys in calling on Peter Kinder to RESIGN NOW.  The party and the state needs much better persons in elected office than Peter Kinder.  He should be impeached if he fails to resign immediately. 

ihatesuburbs
ihatesuburbs

According to one of the local Missurah holier than thoughs, Kinder must resign now so we can find some other brainless fuckhead zealot come on board to preach your fake ass 1955 morality.  I hear that the frumptastic hungry human baby machine Cynthia Davis is available, would that be more up to your speed? Nothing says morality and christian values like some overopinionated fat fuck who stuffs food into her purse at any event yet who thinks that poor kids should suffer and become 'motivated' to ind themselves some food.

Oh and for the record, strip clubs rule, especially if you have a few lines of coke to share with the 'dancer'. That usually entitles you to a happy ending.

P Gate
P Gate

Let him do it on his own f*cking dime.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Check the facts conservativemom - the hotel stays were at a government rate of $110 a night or less - I guess you're okay with Governor Nixon spending over $400,000 to wander across the state on a taxpayer funded plane in the name of job creation when report after report ranked Missouri 3rd worst in job creation in the nation in 2010.  The story of the women is untrue and a simple check of her public Facebook wall would prove that AND so would the many different statements of John Ross posted on Facebook and in the comments on this site.  I'm not saying what he did was right or wrong, it's not for me to pass judgment, but Peter Kinder has not broken any laws, he has not been accused of any wrong doing, and he is actually one of the few politicians that is proactive and shows up to talk with seniors, veterans and job creators before problems arise, unlike Governor Nixon who stands on the sidelines and rides the coat-tails of others.  Surely you teach your four children forgiveness, maybe it's time to look inside and do the same.

Anonymous
Anonymous

If he's done nothing wrong, then what does he have to be forgiven for?

conservativemom
conservativemom

In response to Anonymous, why does it matter if Peter Kinder's hotel stays were at a "government rate," when Peter Kinder has admitted they weren't for any government business?  That is stealing the taxpayer's money.  Is it ok to steal taxpayer's money as long as you are doing it at a government rate?  And you say the woman's story is untrue?  What Kool-Aid have you been drinking?  Peter Kinder ADMITTED her story is true -- he ADMITTED he visited the strip place 10 times before he "realized" it is exploitative to women.  What kind of neanderthal is he?  Do you think he is a good role model for anyone's child?  And finally you say Peter Kinder is "proactive  and shows up to talk with seniors, veterans and job creators."  Did you happen to notice that Peter Kinder, even though he is the highest elected Republican in the state was specifically NOT INVITED to join Steve Tilley and Robert Mayer at their press conference here last month when they announced their jobs creation bill?  Why do you think that was?  Becuase all Peter Kinder does is talk, not do, he does nothing to earn his salary (which is also the same as stealing from the taxpayers) and becuase Tilley and Mayer know better than anybody that Kinder is circling the drain.  Why are you trying so hard to defend Peter Kinder?  You sound like you are on his payroll or maybe his boyfriend.  I hear he leans that way, too, which any true Christian knows is said by the Bible to be an abomination. 

Your Momma
Your Momma

Oh well, then. So long as he hasn't broken any laws! That's all that it's important. Being a morally bankrupt hypocrite, saying one thing and doing another shouldn't matter.  

Your Momma
Your Momma

Bill, The mere act of a "Family Values" conservative, yet visiting strip clubs - something he freely admits - is a hypocritical act in the extreme. 

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Tammy Chapman has made accusations that no one has yet backed up beyond Kinder's admission of having gone to an East Side club ten times in the 90s. Even Chapman's friend John Ross says he doesn't know what really happened back then. Isn't Humphreys overreacting?

handsome jimmy
handsome jimmy

Ha! Another easily offended conservative.  Bet that you have lived a perfect life for Jesus, huh?

Your Momma
Your Momma

My God. I am so torn when I read these things. 

On one hand it's awesome to see some holier than though Family Values conservative be exposed for what they really are. 

On the other, you get the holier than though folks like CoservativeMom that scare me even more. Making a drive to control the nation with their own disgusting brand of religious controls.

HWL
HWL

Chad, any word on whether or not Humphreys will divert those funds to HWL or the STLGAC?

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