One word about all the money pouring into this year’s U.S. Senate race in Missouri:
On Tuesday, Republican incumbent Roy Blunt announced that he had raised more than $2.3 million for the quarter — a highly impressive sum.
“The Blunt Brigade stepped up yet again,” said campaign manager Andy Blunt, the senator’s son.
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The total gives the campaign nearly $7 million cash-on-hand.
We’re checking as to where a $2.3 million second-quarter haul ranks among the best money-raising quarters in Missouri history.
Blunt’s likely opponent, Democrat Jason Kander, the secretary of state, clocked in earlier Tuesday with a $1.75 million second-quarter effort. Again, that’s pretty dang impressive.
Kander’s camp called the total its best haul of the campaign so far and noted that nearly 94 percent of the donations were $100 or less.
A campaign spokesman said the total suggests Kander will have enough money to get his message out.
We agree, and it’s true for both campaigns in a race that continues to grow in national interest.