U.S. Senate hopeful backed by Missouri megadonor working against abortion law


Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jake LaTurner, who opposes abortion, is backed by a Missouri megadonor trying to defeat a new Missouri law banning the procedure after eight weeks of pregnancy.

LaTurner has received $11,200 from Joplin, Mo., roofing executive David Humphreys and his wife, Debra, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission in April.

LaTurner declined to comment on the contributions through a spokeswoman. Efforts to reach Humphreys were unsuccessful. LaTurner is the only officially declared Senate candidate although there is an array of other candidates looking at the race.


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