Gov. Jay Nixon’s re-election war chest continues to grow, according to new figures released today.
Nixon raised $2.1 million between April and June, and had over $7.6 million in his account as of July first. His campaign calls it his strongest fundraising quarter this election cycle and says his bank account is twice the size it was around this time in July 2008.
The Democrat from DeSoto will face the winner of the August 7th Republican primary.
The leader of a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research is running for Missouri governor.
Fred Sauer, who heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, filed Monday with the secretary of state's office to run in the August Republican primary.
Sauer, of St. Louis, is the fourth Republican in the field of potential challengers to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Other GOP candidates include St. Louis businessman Dave Spence and Kansas City attorney Bill Randles.