(Updated at 12:30 p.m. April 19 with Hawley's campaign-finance numbers) U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has widened her financial lead over her best-known GOP opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, which likely will prompt more allied Republican groups to spend money on his behalf.
The Senate candidates’ latest campaign-finance filings, which were due at midnight Sunday, show that McCaskill has just over $11.5 million in the bank. That compares to $2.13 million for Hawley. In both cases, the candidates' totals include aid from other political-party committees, as well as individual donations.
Hawley’s money also includes his share of the donations collected during President Donald Trump’s visit to the St. Louis area in March.