Greitens refills campaign coffer after contentious primary

After a heated, four-way primary fight, Eric Greitens stood above his opponents victorious. But the win came at a price for Missouri’s GOP gubernatorial nominee.

Although he has raised a total of $13.4 million, Greitens’ coffers got as low as $628,238 after the election, according to the cash on hand he reported in his “30-Day After Primary Election” campaign report. Compared to Democratic nominee Chris Koster’s nearly untouched $10.8 million, Greitens had significant ground to make up.

But Greitens refilled his coffer to $3.4 million by the filing of that 30-Day After Report, and the last week has seen big names with deep pockets step forward with support.

Major donors include David Humphreys, president and CEO of Joplin-based TAMKO Building Products, with a $500,000 donation; Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner with a $100,000 check; and a $250,000 donation from Colorado and Wisconsin-based venture capitalist Michael Shannon, a frequent donor to Republican candidates and causes.

In total, Greitens has received over $1.7 million in the last week, and just over $2 million in September.

Read more: Missouri Times, Springfield News-Leader


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