While the oversized donations were pouring into the campaign account of Gov. Jay Nixon during the last few days of the quarter, his Republican challenger, businessman Dave Spence, also received a big cash infusion.
Unfortunately for Spence, that quarter of a million dollar contribution came from his own wallet.
Doing far better, according to 48-hour reports filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission was Republican lieutenant governor candidate Brad Lager, who received his big money from outside sources. Lager picked up $115,000, including $100,000 from Sarah Atkins, Arlington, Va. who is one of the Humphreys family of TAMKO in Joplin.
Ed Martin, GOP candidate for attorney general put $205,000 from his short-lived Congressional campaign account into the state race.