Two $12,500 contributions Friday including one from Silver Dollar City owner Peter Herschend lifted Congressman Kenny Hulshof past the $2 million barrier in oversized contributions, but it was not enough to keep him from falling further behind his opponent in the governor's race, Attorney General Jay Nixon.
Hulshof's $25,000 gave him $2,002,081 in $5,000+ contributions since limits were repealed Aug. 28, but Nixon pulled in $30,000 Friday, according to a 48-hour report filed Sunday with the Missouri Ethics Commission. Signature Health Services, Inc., St. Louis gave Nixon $10,000, while he received $20,000 from Wright, Green & Baughman, Lee's Summit. Nixon has raked in $3,044,650 in oversized contributions.
Of course, both candidates are receiving money in lesser amounts from other sources, so we will not know until their quarterly reports, due Oct. 15, are filed, who has the fundraising lead.