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State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D) [2018 file photo].

The 30 Day After General Election campaign finance reports are in at the Missouri Ethics Commission. For State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D):

C111091: Nicole Galloway For Missouri
Committee Type: Candidate
Po Box 11723
St Louis Mo 63105
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Established Date: 04/20/2011
[….]
Information Reported On: 2018 – 30 Day After General Election-11/6/2018
Beginning Money on Hand $546,497.80
Monetary Receipts + $126,390.85
Monetary Expenditures – $613,346.78
Contributions Made – $2,500.00
Other Disbursements – $20,000.00
Subtotal ($509,455.93)
Ending Money On Hand $37,041.87

[emphasis added]

If you’ve got it, spend it. There is no tomorrow after election day.

A few details from the report [pdf]:

Missouri Ethics Commission
REPORT SUMMARY
Nicole Galloway for Missouri 12/6/2018

14. Total Expenditures This Election (Sum 9B + 13A) $2,181,107.42

That’s a lot of money, but it was a statewide race.

Some of the expenditures:

MISSOURI ETHICS COMMISSION
ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES OVER $100 SUPPLEMENTAL FORM
Nicole Galloway For Missouri 12/6/2018

Sway 4350 E West Hwy Bethesda MD 20814-4410 10/30/2018 Media production $9,185.00
Buying Time, LLC 650 Massachusetts Ave NW Ste 210 Washington DC 20001-3728 10/30/2018 Media buy $40,000.00
Buying Time, LLC 650 Massachusetts Ave NW Ste 210 Washington DC 20001-3728 11/1/2018 Media buy $36,474.00
Sway 4350 E West Hwy Bethesda MD 20814-4410 11/5/2018 Media production $1,500.00
Buying Time, LLC 650 Massachusetts Ave NW Ste 210 Washington DC 20001-3728 10/26/2018 Media Buy $482,245.00
A1 Party and Events 211 Peach Way Columbia MO 65203-4905 11/7/2018 Election night event $157.10

Yeah, statewide media is expensive.

The election results, via the Missouri Secretary of State web site:

State of Missouri – General Election, November 06, 2018
Official Results
As announced by the Board of State Canvassers on November 30, 2018

State Auditor
3256 of 3256 Precincts Reported

Saundra McDowell Republican 1,070,701 44.614%
Nicole Galloway Democratic 1,209,881 50.413%
Sean O’Toole Libertarian 51,304 2.138%
Don Fitz Green 17,106 0.713%
Jacob Luetkemeyer Constitution 50,951 2.123%
Arnie C. AC Dienoff Write-in 4 0.000%

Total Votes: 2,399,947

$2,181,107.42 spent – 1,209,881 votes. Okay. That’s relatively inexpensive when compared with what was spent on the U.S. Senate race.