Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon became the first candidate to break the $3 million barrier in oversized contributions today. No other candidate has raised $2 million.
A 48-hour report filed today with the Missouri Ethics Commission shows Nixon receiving $83,500 in oversized contributions, giving him $3,014,650 since Aug. 28 when contribution limits were repealed.
Nixon's opponent, Congressman Kenny Hulshof, has received $1,977,081 in $5,000+ donations during that same period.
Going solely by the jumbo contributions, Nixon leads Hulshof by $1,037,569. Of course, those figures do not include any contributions below $5,000, so we will have to wait until the Oct. 15 report date to get a clear picture of which campaign is doing the best job at bringing home the bacon.
Nixon's $83,500 came from the following sources:
UA Political Action Fund, Washington. D. C., $25,000; Simmons Cooper LLC, East Alton, Ill., $25,000; Enterprise Rent-A-Car PAC, St. Louis, $10,000; Pipefitters Voluntary Political Fund, St. Louis, $10,000; Nancy Grove, attorney, St. Louis, $7,500; Gallup, Johnson & Newman, Clayton, $6,000