This story from Politico may mark the beginning of the end of the weirdest self-inflicted Missouri politcal meltdown in recent memory.
Humphreys move is a devastating blow to Kinder and the strongest signal to date that the lieutenant governor's support is beginning to erode in light of a story that detailed his interactions with a former Penthouse Pet.
"If I had known this about him I would not have supported him in the past," Humphreys told POLITICO.
Humphreys, a deeply conservative and private man, also conveyed he believes Kinder should step down from his current post immediately as a matter of principle and "so that he is not a liability to other Republicans in the upcoming elections."
"This is the end beautiful friend."