Money flows in and out in Missouri primary contests

With less than a week left to go, Missouri’s four Republican candidates for governor are engaging in a final money-raising – and spending – frenzy.

Between July 1 and Monday, the four – former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, former House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and businessman John Brunner – combined to raise almost $6 million and spend more than $10 million, primarily on television ads.

The biggest news in the candidates’ final financial reports, filed Monday: Although Greitens has been the GOP contest’s top money-raiser and spending, he’s heading into the final week with slightly less money in the bank than Hanaway, who reported $696,000 in the bank after spending $1.9 million so far this month, and $4.7 million overall.

Gubernatorial fundraising totals

Meanwhile, the likely Democratic nominee – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster – reported raising close to $1.2 million this month, and spending less than $500,000. He has spent $4.5 million overall and has $10.88 million in the bank.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio

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