Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Nixon raises $296,000, remains far behind governor in funds
He still has two more years to go, but at this point Attorney General Jay Nixon is far behind Governor Matt Blunt in campaign finances.
Nixon raised $296,604.40 during the last three months, according to the quarterly disclosure report filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission. The attorney general spent $132,403.93, leaving him with $893,338.80.
Blunt's disclosure statements, also filed Monday, show him with $1,902,743.92, or more than double what his challenger has.
A total of $42,650 came to Nixon via a method he will not be able to use after this year...donations from legislative district committees. Those donations, which both parties have been using to legally skirt campaign contribution limits, will become illegal as of Jan. 1, 2007. At that time, thanks to the so-called "campaign reform" bill signed into law last week by Blunt, all limits on donations will be removed.
The Ethics Commission documents show Nixon received $6,120 from the 93rd Legislative District Committee, $4,700 from the 58th Legislative District Committee, $4,700 from the 80th Legislative District Committee, $6,200 from the 94th House District Committee; $4,800 from the 5th Senate District Committee; 34,800 from the St. Louis Democratic Central Committee; $4,850 from the 15th Senate District Democratic Committee; $4,500 from the 8th Senatorial District Democratic Committee; and $2,000 from the 90th Legislative District Democratic Committee.