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Fundraising Totals Show Strong Support for Governor Over Faltering Nixon

Fundraising Totals Show Strong Support for Governor Over Faltering Nixon


            JEFFERSON CITY _ Gov. Matt Blunt’s support for hard-working Missourians was reflected today in campaign finance reports showing that the governor widened his fundraising lead over Jay Nixon, a candidate who prefers to hide from Missourians rather than discuss his liberal vision for the state.

Today’s quarterly campaign finance reports show that Gov. Blunt increased his cash on hand advantage over Nixon by $700,000 since the end of March reports. Gov. Blunt had $3.3 million more in the bank than Nixon for the quarter ending June 30, up from the $2.6 million advantage the governor held at the end of March.

            With almost $1.7 million raised this past quarter, Gov. Blunt’s $5.8 million cash on hand is due in large part to his bold vision for the state that includes passage of historic reforms of the Medicaid system for low-income Missourians, approval of the Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative to provide $335 million in new money for colleges and universities, and funding increases of more than a half-a-billion dollars for public education over the last three years.

            In stark contrast, the $1 million raised by Nixon this past quarter and his $2.5 million cash on hand reflects his failure to publicly discuss his pro-abortion politics, his continuing abuses of the Second Injury Fund to reward political contributors and his ongoing use of Missouri Foundation for Health funds to pad the pockets of Democrat front-groups. 

“Gov. Matt Blunt’s continuing commitment to improving the quality of life for all Missourians and their willingness to embrace his vision for our state is clearly reflected by the widening fundraising gap between the governor and Jay Nixon, whose totals expose his failures and lack of vision,” said Paul Sloca, communications director for the Missouri Republican Party. “It is quite evident that while most Missourians continue to express their confidence in Gov. Blunt’s leadership, they remain deeply disenchanted by Jay Nixon and his liberal policies.”