Monday, July 24, 2006

Steelman raises more than $50,000 during last quarter

How much money does a state treasurer need in her campaign fund when her office isn't even up for election this year?
Sarah Steelman, rumored to be a possible primary opponent for Governor Matt Blunt two years from now, had a healthy fundraising quarter, according to documents filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
During the past three months, Ms. Steelman received $50,695 in contributions, raising her total to $60,070. You won't see many contributions from this area of the state, but she has done remarkably well in the St. Louis, Kansas City, and Jefferson City areas. While that's a far cry from the hundreds of thousands being raked in by the governor's campaign, it does show there is quite a bit of interest in Ms. Steelman, who has done quite a bit to raise her profile during the last several months, with everything from news releases to public service announcements.

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