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Spence gives $2M to his Mo. governor's campaign

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican businessman Dave Spence has contributed $2 million to his own campaign for Missouri governor.

Online records for the Missouri Ethics Commission show Spence gave the money to his campaign Wednesday. Records also show that Spence received a $100,000 donation Tuesday from St. Louis businessman William Koman and $25,000 from Daniel Creston, an executive at Alpha Packaging.

Spence, who is president and CEO of Alpha Packaging in St. Louis, had pledged to put some of his own money into the campaign when he announced his candidacy two weeks ago. Spence is hoping to challenge Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon in the 2012 elections.

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