Wealthy donor Sinquefield's donations to Hanaway's campaign for Missouri governor reach $900K

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JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri — Wealthy political activist Rex Sinquefield's donations to Republican Catherine Hanaway's campaign for governor have reached $900,000.

Campaign finance records show Sinquefield this week gave Hanaway another $10,000, the 10th straight week he's given her that amount.

The recent donation comes after an October contribution from Sinquefield for $750,000 and another for $50,000 in March.

Most of the more than $1.1 million she's raised so far this year has come from Sinquefield.

Sinquefield is a retired investment firm founder who has been one of Missouri's most active political donors in recent years. He has backed efforts to cut income taxes and revamp public school teacher evaluation methods.

Hanaway is a former U.S. attorney and Missouri House speaker who is the only declared GOP gubernatorial candidate for 2016.

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