How the Humphreys are Buying the Legislature

David Humphreys, President and CEO of TAMKO Building Products, Inc., is the second largest political donor in Missouri.  In recent years, he has pushed his agenda for so-called "right-to-work" and other anti-labor legislation with his political contributions.

In 2015, Humphreys and his sister, Sarah Atkins, put $1 million into The Committee for Accountable Government, which targets Republicans who oppose ALEC-inspired "right-to-work" legislation. The committee launched campaigns against incumbent Republicans in an attempt to fill the state legislature and statewide offices with those who support Humphreys' and Atkins' agenda.

Sarah Atkins donated another $250,000 on February 25, 2015 to the Committee for Accountable Government on February 22, 2016, and David Humphreys made a $250,000 contribution to Sen. Dan Brown on February 22, 2016, the day before Brown unexpectedly filed for Missouri treasurer.  

This is a strategic move on Humphreys’ part, as Brown has a long voting history of supporting so-called "right-to-work" and anti-labor legislation. Brown's opponent for state treasurer and who Brown had endorsed, Sen. Eric Schmitt, initially voted against "right-to-work," but flipped his vote after deciding to run statewide. It seems Humphreys is rewarding Brown for his consistent position against working families.

In particular, Brown supported a bill exempting heavy construction companies from paying the prevailing wage, impacting TAMKO directly.

While most folks' attention is on Rex Sinquefield, it's time to let Humphreys and his vicious anti-worker agenda share the spotlight. 

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