Chris Koster raised nearly $3.5 million since April for his quest to be Missouri’s next governor, leaving him with more than $10 million cash on hand as of July 1.
Koster, who currently serves as Missouri’s attorney general, faces only token competition in the Aug. 2 Democratic gubernatorial primary. So he’s been able to build his campaign war chest while four Republicans slug it out for their party’s nomination.
His $10 million cash on hand doesn’t even take into account the more than $400,000 he’s accepted in large donations since the quarterly reporting period ended July 1. Most of that money came in three separate $100,000 donations from labor unions.
The other three Democrats running for the nomination aren’t raising any money at all. Former Kansas City Mayor Charles Wheeler is the only one of the trio with any elected experience.
The four Republicans running for governor have not yet posted their latest quarterly fundraising reports online.