Koster Has $400K and New Ride for 2016 Run for Guv
April 16, 2013

Koster Chris(AP) — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $400,000 in the bank – and a newly purchased sports utility vehicle in the parking lot – as he makes plans for a 2016 gubernatorial race.
A quarterly finance report filed Monday by Koster’s campaign shows that the Democratic attorney general had $419,348 in his account as of the end of March. The filing was the first since Koster confirmed last week that he is “making the necessary preparations” to run for governor.
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is barred by Missouri law from seeking a third term. So far, no Republicans have publicly expressed an interest in the 2016 gubernatorial race.
Koster’s finance report shows that he raised more than $374,000 from Dec. 2 through March 31 and spent or contributed less than $98,000 during that period. More than half of that money – $50,553 – was paid to Ally Financial Inc. in Louisville, Ky., for the purchase of a vehicle.
Koster campaign spokeswoman Rachel Levine said the campaign bought a 2011 black Chevrolet Suburban with a little over 20,000 miles on it.

Missouri Governor Money Update: Nixon Reaises Almost as Much 3Q $ as Kinder has in the Bank
October 17, 2011

Missouri Democratic incumbent Governor Jay Nixon raised $1.4 millon dollars in the 3rd quarter of 2001. That nearly equals all of the money potential opponent, Republican lt. Governor Pater Kinder has in the bank.

Kinder’s latest campaign report indicates he has $1.5 milion in cash on hand.

The Democratic incumbent has $4.2 million in cash on hand.

Nixon’s report indicates the campaign raised $1,462,518 in the 3rd quarter.

Kinder’s report show he raised $409,842.

Obama $42 Million, Just in 3rd Quarter, Might Outraise Entire GOP Field, Again
October 13, 2011

Politico: The Obama campaign announced in an email this morning that the president’s reelection effort and the Democratic National Committee raised a combined $70 million in the third quarter of the year:

— In the third fundraising quarter of this year, 606,027 people donated to this campaign — even more than gave in the record-breaking previous quarter.

— Those people gave more than 766,000 total donations — 98 percent of them $250 or less, at an average amount of $56. That’s more than twice as many donations than we had at this point in the historic 2008 campaign.

— We are focused on building infrastructure that will help us win in 2012. And each quarter we set a combined goal for the campaign and our allies at the Democratic National Committee. We far exceeded our goal of $55 million this quarter between the two organizations. Great work.

— Together, Obama for America and the DNC raised more than $70 million. And it all happened during a summer when the President was focused on doing the job he was elected to do — a summer when we had to cancel a series of fundraising events and ask everyone to dig a little deeper.

The Obama campaign raised $42.8 million on its own and the DNC took in $27.3 million, an Obama campaign official said. The total includes funds transferred from the Obama Victory Fund joint fundraising committee.

The announcement follows an $86 million second quarter for Obama and the DNC, and sets up the president to outraise by far the whole GOP field, combined, in back to back fundraising periods.

NJ’s Christie to Campaign for Wagner in Mo-2
September 8, 2011

From PoliticMo:

— Ann Wagner is flexing her fundraising arm, announcing Thursday a major fundraiser later this month with a man many thought would run for president this year.

Her campaign announced Thursday that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be travel to St. Louis to campaign for the former Ambassador to Luxembourg.

Christie, a rising star in the GOP, called in to Missouri last year to back Roy Blunt’s U.S. Senate campaign, which Wagner chaired.

The fundraising breakfast will take place later this month in Clayton. Tickets range from $250 to $2,500 for the hour-long event.

Wagner, a former Republican party official, is challenging St. Louis Republican Ed Martin for the party’s nomination in the second district to replace outgoing Rep. Todd Akin.

McCaskill For Balanced Budget Amendment
August 4, 2011

Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill says she’ s for a balanced budget to the US Constitution, just not the one pushed by the Tea Party and many other Republicans.
A statement from her office Thursday says “Unlike Balanced Budget Amendments being pursued in the U.S. House of Representatives, the amendment supported by McCaskill would protect Social Security and would not force drastic cuts to Medicare.
McCaakill says she would support an amendment that “in five years protects Social Security and gives Congress flexibility to improve the long term health of Medicare without ending the program as we know it and preventsCongress from passing tax cuts for individuals earning more than $1 million per year, unless the country maintains a budget surplus
Last month Politimo reported McCaskill campaigned in 2006 when she was eleceted, expressing support for a balanced budget.amendment.
Earlier this summer the Missouri Democrat also expressed her support for some form of a balanced budget amendment.