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Governor candidates file campaign reports

Date: October 15, 2008
By: Sarah D. Wire
State Capitol Bureau
Links: View the campaign contribution reports on MDN

JEFFERSON CITY - Democrat candidate for governor Attorney General Jay Nixon out raised Republican candidate for governor Rep. Kenny Hulshof by $1.52 million during the month of September.

For the period between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30 Nixon raised $3.8 million. During the same time period, Hulshof raised $2.27 million.

One of Nixon's highest contributors was the Democratic Governor's Association who donated $1.6 million. The Republican Governor's Association gave Hulshof $1 million.

Nixon currently has a significant cash advantage over Hulshof.

After spending $1.9 million during the quarter Hulshof has almost $1.2 million in cash on hand. The time period included some of Hulshof's primary campaign against State Treasurer Sarah Steelman.

Nixon's campaign has almost $3.2 million cash on hand.

Cash on hand refers to the amount of money the campaign actually has in it's possession.

The finance reports are the first to include a time period with no contribution limits. The limits were lifted Aug. 28. 

Once the contribution limits were lifted both candidates saw an large influx of money. Contributions over $5000 must be reported to the Missouri Ethics Commission within 48 hours.

According to the Hulshof campaign's Sept. 4 report, Hulshof had $1 million on hand. The report from the same date for the Nixon campaign showed him with $2.3 million.

Soon after the report was filed, the Hulshof reported an additional $90,000 in donations. Because this amount was not included on the original report, it was not included in calculations for the month.

Thursday's reports were the second to last filing day for candidates before the election Nov. 4. The last deadline to file reports before election day is Oct. 27.

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