Money pours to Missouri races days before election
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Individuals and committees have donated more than $1.5 million during the last week before the Nov. 4 elections.
Campaign finance records show that at least 90 contributions were made between Oct. 27-31 as committees and candidates made a final push to voters.
The last-minute spending often goes to television ads and other media intended to reach voters before they hit the polls Tuesday.
The Missouri Democratic State Committee donated more than $191,500 during the week. Democrats are targeting select seats across the state in an attempt to chip away at Republicans' stronghold over the Legislature.
Two of the GOP's primary committees - the Missouri Senate Campaign Committee and the House Republican Campaign Committee - together donated more than $376,000.
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