Brunner pours $3.6M into his campaign for Missouri governor

1 year 4 months 3 weeks ago December 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2015 Thursday, December 31 2015 Thursday, December 31, 2015 3:53:00 PM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Republican candidate John Brunner is pouring millions of dollars into his campaign for Missouri governor in 2016.

The suburban St. Louis businessman this past week gave himself more than $3.6 million.

Brunner is the retired CEO of his family's hand-sanitizer and personal care product company, Vi-Jon, Inc.

He spent more than $7.5 million of his own money on a failed race for U.S. Senate in 2012. He lost in a GOP primary to former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin.

Brunner now faces a Republican primary against former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, former U.S. attorney and state House speaker Catherine Hanaway and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon cannot seek re-election because of term limits. Attorney General Chris Koster is the only Democrat running for the seat.

 

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