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Missouri's McCaskill raises $2.9M for re-election bid

Missouri's McCaskill raises $2.9M for re-election bid

January 8th, 2018 by Associated Press in Missouri News

In this file photo from Dec. 6, 2011, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., right, accompanied by Sen. Susan Collins R-Maine, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election campaign says she raised close to $2.9 million in the past few months.

Spokeswoman Meira Bernstein on Monday said McCaskill spent about $941,000 in the same three-month time period. A release from the campaign says the senator now has more than $9 million in cash on hand to spend on a run for a third term.

The campaign says the average donation in 2017 was $64.

McCaskill is running for re-election in a state won by President Donald Trump, and she's considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents.

Republican contenders include Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, who is considered a rising star in his party.