Blame all that spending on TV ads. St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger has heavily outspent County Executive Charlie Dooley in the last months in their battle for Dooley's job in the Aug. 5 Democratic primary.
The latest campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that Stenger spent $656,473 in the past three months. In comparison, Dooley spent only $351,582.
Overall, their spending is a bit closer: Stenger has spent $981,841 overall, compared to $661,971 for Dooley.