McCaskill, Koster each give $50K more to Democrats
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Top Missouri Democrats are continuing to pump money into state campaigns as the Nov. 4 election approaches.
Campaign finance records show U.S. Sen Claire McCaskill donated $50,000 to the Missouri Democratic State Committee last Friday, bringing her total contributions to $590,000.
McCaskill donated $10,000 to state Senate candidate Jill Schupp on Saturday. It's the first time she's contributed to an individual candidate this year.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster also donated $50,000 to the Missouri Democratic State Committee last Friday, bringing his total this year to $150,000.
The donations are intended to help Democrats pick up seats in the Missouri Legislature, where Republicans hold a two-thirds majority in both chambers.
The two-thirds mark is necessary to override vetoes by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.