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Mo. AG Reports $1.6M in Bank Account for 2016

Posted: Jan 15, 2014 7:43 PM by The Associated Press

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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.

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