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Candidates filed their second quarter campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission on Friday. There are quite a few people running for governor who have raised a lot of money.

Chris Koster (D):

C031159: Koster For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 440173 Party Affiliation: Democrat
St Louis Mo 63144 Established Date: 08/12/2003
[….]
Information Reported On: 2016 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $5,786,701.77
Monetary Receipts + $2,169,808.82
Monetary Expenditures – $506,354.62
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $3,796.17
Subtotal $1,659,658.03
Ending Money On Hand $7,446,359.80

[emphasis added]

Well, that was a really good quarter. That’s a really, really good cash on hand.

The republicans:

C151077: Missourians For John Brunner
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 144 Party Affiliation: Republican
Jefferson City Mo 65102 Established Date: 04/02/2015
[….]
Information Reported On: 2016 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $3,600,196.70
Monetary Receipts + $158,057.54
Monetary Expenditures – $486,953.60
Contributions Made – $11,480.00
Other Disbursements – $24,006.04
Subtotal ($364,382.10)
Ending Money On Hand $3,235,814.60

[emphasis added]

John Brunner’s (r) campaign spent a lot of money. But, then again, it has a lot of money to spend and knows where to get more.

C151053: Greitens For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
4579 Laclede Ave #138 Party Affiliation: Republican
St Louis Mo 63108 Established Date: 02/24/2015
[….]
Information Reported On: 2016 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $3,434,231.61
Monetary Receipts + $1,015,988.85
Monetary Expenditures – $294,425.02
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $25,498.65
Subtotal $696,065.18
Ending Money On Hand $4,130,296.79

[emphasis added]

That’s a lot of money. And still, a lot of it from out-of-state.

C141055: Hanaway For Governor, Inc
Committee Type: Candidate
7509 Nw Tiffany Springs Parkway Suite 300 Party Affiliation: Republican
Kansas City Mo 64153 Established Date: 02/14/2014
[….]
Information Reported On: 2016 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $1,534,554.66
Monetary Receipts + $254,251.00
Monetary Expenditures – $176,246.77
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $31,094.35
Subtotal $46,909.88
Ending Money On Hand $1,581,464.54

[emphasis added]

Meh. A million from one source at the beginning of the process certainly helps that bottom line.

C151161: Missourians For Peter Kinder
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 712 Party Affiliation: Republican
Jefferson City Mo 65102 Established Date: 08/25/2015
[….]
Information Reported On: 2016 – April Quarterly Report
Beginning Money on Hand $445,268.86
Monetary Receipts + $328,295.33
Monetary Expenditures – $113,230.91
Contributions Made – $0.00
Other Disbursements – $35,811.72
Subtotal $179,252.70
Ending Money On Hand $624,521.56

[emphasis added]

Not a bad quarter. There’s always name recognition.