Greitens, Koster compete for cash in Missouri governor race

6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago September 01, 2016 Sep 1, 2016 Thursday, September 01 2016 Thursday, September 01, 2016 3:03:46 PM CDT in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Republican candidate for Missouri governor Eric Greitens has outraised Democratic opponent Attorney General Chris Koster in recent weeks, but Koster still has more cash to spend.

Reports provided to The Associated Press on Thursday in advance of campaign finance filings show former Navy SEAL officer Greitens raised about $4.6 million from July 21 through Aug. 27.

Koster's campaign said he raised about $3 million.

But Koster has nearly three times the amount of cash as Greitens, with close to $9.5 million compared with Greitens' $3.2 million.

Greitens spent millions of dollars leading up to a contentious four-way GOP primary Aug. 2. He's spent more than $10 million on his gubernatorial bid.

Koster faced a less costly Democratic primary but has increased spending since then for the Nov. 8 general election.

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