Thirty-days-after-the-election reports filed by the candidates show White spent $353.416.73 during the campaign period, while O'Brian spent $141.305.55.
The White campaign was $295,000 in debt at the end of the primary, according to the report, with nearly all of the debt coming from White loaning money to his campaign. O'Brian's campaign reported $56.999 in debt, with the candidate also loaning his money most of that amount. White received $11.841.05 in the first few days of August, with that amount including a maximum $2,600 contribution from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Santa Cruz, California.
White reported spending $24,202.36 in the week before the election, while O'Brian made a last minute advertising blitz, spending $66.110.44.
The late advertising did not help the O'Brian campaign as final election results show White defeated O'Brian in every single Jasper County precinct, with the former Chamber leader, who was endorsed by the man he hoped to replace, term-limited Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, losing by far greater margins in Joplin precincts than he did elsewhere in the county.
The final vote total was 9,988 for White and 5,467 for O'Brian.