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Republican Mike Bernskoetter outraised and outspent his opponents in the three-person race for the seven-county 6th state Senate District, during the third quarter of the year.

In the state campaign finance report due Monday, covering the July 1-Sept. 30 period, Bernskoetter reported raising $201,688.20 through the last day of September.

He also reported spending a total of $87,802.29 for his campaign for the Senate seat held by Mike Kehoe until he resigned in June to become lieutenant governor — but only $1,595.28 was spent during the quarter.

In the same report, Democrat Nicole Thompson reported raising $6,337.25 total, and spending $2,608.05 through the end of September.

And Libertarian Steven Wilson filed an "exemption statement of limited activity," where he certified he neither raised, nor spent, more than $500.

The 6th District covers Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Miller, Maries, Osage and Gasconade counties.

All three candidates listed on the ballot are from Jefferson City — although Bernskoetter lives just outside the city limits, in Cole County.

Under Missouri's current campaign finance law, the largest contribution a Senate candidate can receive from any person or group is $2,600 — and Bernskoetter received four of those in the last quarter, from the Missouri Realtors, Missouri Energy Development Association, MHA PAC for Health and Grow Missouri political action committees.

He also received a $2,500 from the Missouri AG PAC in Perryville.

Bernskoetter, who is finishing his eighth and last year in the Missouri House, received 10 contributions of $1,000 each, with one from David Steward of Maryland Heights, and the rest from political action committees — Missouri Pork PAC; Cheyenne International of Grover, North Carolina; AGC of Missouri PAC; Missouri Medical PAC; Missouri Forest Products PAC; MO Cable PAC; CenturyLink MO Federal Employees PAC; MO Truck PAC; and the POL PAC.

His biggest expense during the quarter was $1,177.50 for advertising, including $427.50 with the News Tribune and California Democrat newspapers.

Thompson's biggest contribution was $800 from the Moniteau County Democratic Club.

She also received $500 from the United Transportation Union's political action committee, and $400 from the Jefferson City Central Labor Union AFL-CIO COPE.

Thompson received $100 donations from the Osage County Democratic Club and the Miller County Democratic Committee, and from Gail Hughes in California.

Thompson's largest expense during the July-September period was $1,173.33 for yard signs.

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