JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster reports he started the year with nearly $1.6 million in the bank for his planned 2016 run for Missouri governor.
Koster raised about $613,000 and spent nearly $100,000 from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.
Campaign finance reports were due to the Missouri Ethics Commission by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Republican Sen. Kurt Schaefer plans to run for attorney general in 2016 and reported raising about $131,000 during the past three months, with $760,000 on hand.
Republican House Speaker Tim Jones raised $258,000 with $908,000 on hand. Jones is considering a 2016 statewide office campaign.
State auditor is the only statewide office on the 2014 year's ballot, and Republican incumbent Tom Schweich started the year with $662,000 in his campaign account. He faces no declared opposition so far.