You can call Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder the man of the people- if the people you are referring to are rich people who want to remake the government in their image.
Kinder, who is expected to challenge Jay Nixon for governor in 2012, raised $770,559.59, with nearly half of that total coming from two sources- TAMKO and retired billionaire Rex Sinquefield.
Kinder's quarterly report, filed today with the Missouri Ethics Commission showed he received $250,000 from the Humphreys family of Joplin-based TAMKO, with David Humphreys, his mother Ethelmae, and sister Sarah Jane Atkins contributing $250,000 and Sinquefield giving $115,000.
Among Kinder's other contributors were educational voucher supporter Charles Norval Sharpe, CNS Corportion, with $25,000, and Texas businessman and Swift Boat contributor Harold Simmons with $25,000.