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Missouri candidates report raising about $2M

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri candidates for statewide office report collecting about $2 million in contributions over a week.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s campaign says it took in roughly $900,000 during the final week of the campaign finance reporting period ending June 30. Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who’s expected to run for governor next year, reports bringing in about $435,000 during the same period.

The figures can include loans, monetary and in-kind contributions of more than $500, which must be reported within 48 hours. Contributions were received June 23 through June 30. Full campaign finance reports are due July 15.

Among other Democratic officeholders, Attorney General Chris Koster reported collecting about $300,000 while Clint Zweifel (ZWY’-ful) got $35,000.

Republican House Speaker Steven Tilley plans to run for lieutenant governor and brought in $230,000.

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