Brunner pours $3.6M into his campaign for Missouri governor
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.