Election 2012
2:28 pm
Fri April 15, 2011

Mo. Gov. reports raising $1.7M for re-election

Updated 5:08 p.m. April 15, 2011 with information about Kinder:

Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has reported raising about twice as much campaign money as Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in the past six months.

Nixon's campaign committee said Friday it raised $1.7 million during that period and had $2 million in the bank at the end of March. Kinder's campaign reported raising $771,000 and said it had $902,000 on hand.

Nixon reported spending $625,000 during the past six months, and Kinder's campaign said it spent $240,000.

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file required finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Kinder has not formally announced his candidacy but is expected to challenge Nixon for governor next year.

Both campaigns hailed their fundraising reports as demonstrating strong support.

Original Story:

Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has reported raising $1.7 million during the past six months for his re-election campaign next year.

Nixon's campaign committee said Friday it had $2 million in the bank at the end of March and had spent $625,000. The governor's campaign says the fundraising shows strong early support.

Friday was the deadline for candidates to file required finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is expected challenge Nixon next year.