Koster Keeps Fundraising Edge Over GOP Rivals for Governor

Apr 18, 2016

Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster's fundraising continues to outpace the rest of the candidates running for Missouri governor.

Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Campaign finance reports released Friday show Koster raised $2.2 million between the beginning of the year and the end of March. Koster's $7.4 million in cash on hand is also larger than any of his GOP opponents' campaign accounts.

Former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens topped the GOP field with about $1 million in donations.

Former U.S. attorney and Missouri House speaker Catherine Hanaway reported raising about $558,000, but more than half came from in-kind contributions rather than cash.

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder raised about $332,000 this period, and St. Louis businessman John Brunner raised about $163,000.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is barred from re-election because of term limits.