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Political donors among Missouri governor's appointees

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed a couple of business executives who gave tens of thousands of dollars to his campaign to serve on the state Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

The appointees announced this week were among several who had donated to the Republican's 2016 gubernatorial campaign in which he ran as an outsider pledging to shake up the political establishment. Previous Democratic and Republican governors also have tapped their donors to serve on state boards and commissions.

The biggest donor is Investa Management owner Carl Bolm, who gave Greitens' campaign $75,000. Greitens appointed him to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education. He also...