Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon has a $900,000+ lead over his opponent, Congressman Kenny Hulshof, when it comes to oversized contributions.
Forty-eight hour reports filed today with the Missouri Ethics Commission show Nixon picking up $85,000, including $75,000 from Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, and $10,000 from Vinograd Winery, Sugar Creek.
Hulshof's latest large contribution report shows $20,000, consisting of $10,000 contributions from Missouri Physicians Services Corp., St. Louis; and John C. Tlapek, owner, Summit Equity Group, Clayton.
Nixon now has $2,931,150 in $5,000+ contributions since limits were removed Aug. 28, according to Ethics Commission records. Hulshof has picked up $1,977,081 in oversized contributions.