Nixon Campaign Banks More Than $1 Million in 2nd Quarter
Missourians from All Regions Make 7,716 Contributions to Jay Nixon’s Campaign for Change;
$3.5 Million Total Raised
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missourians from all regions have made 7,716 contributions to Attorney General Jay Nixon’s campaign for Governor, helping the campaign bank more than $1 million during the second fundraising quarter of 2007. The Nixon for Governor campaign has raised a total of more than $3.5 million, remaining on pace to raise the funds needed to compete with Matt Blunt’s special interest money machine in 2008.
“Thousands of Missourians are uniting behind Jay Nixon to change the direction of our state,” said Nixon campaign spokesman Oren Shur. “Matt Blunt’s policies have directly benefited the big developers and special interest lobbyists, so it’s no surprise that they’ve pumped millions of dollars into his re-election campaign. But all the money in the world won’t make the people of Missouri forget that Matt Blunt has slashed their health care, made college less affordable, and sat quietly while good-paying jobs left our state,” said Shur.
Nearly 95% of the campaign’s donors are Missourians – representing every region of the state.
After another successful fundraising period, Nixon for Governor will report nearly $2.5 million on hand, more than any challenger in a Missouri gubernatorial campaign at this point. The Nixon campaign also raised more money in the 2nd quarter than any gubernatorial challenger has ever raised at this point in the campaign.
Some additional facts:
- In the second quarter of 2003, former Gov. Bob Holden raised $616,056.96 for his reelection campaign – compared to the more than $1 million raised by Jay Nixon in the second quarter of 2007. At this point in his re-election campaign, Holden raised a total of $2,501,084.48, one million dollars less than Nixon has raised for the 2008 race (more than 3.5 million). Jay Nixon also has significantly more cash-on-hand than incumbent Bob Holden had at this point in the campaign: Nixon has $2,425,686.85, compared to Holden’s $2,013,681.73.
- In the second quarter of 2003, then gubernatorial challengers Matt Blunt and Claire McCaskill raised $500,579.75 and $200,420.50 respectively, compared to more than $1 million banked by challenger Jay Nixon in the second quarter of 2007.
- At this point in the 2004 gubernatorial race, Matt Blunt had raised a total of $858,094.59 and Claire McCaskill raised a total of $272,288.95 – compared to the more than $3.5 million raised by Jay Nixon in this campaign cycle.
- In the second quarter of 2003 reports, Matt Blunt reported $913,668.46 on hand and Claire McCaskill reported $1,038,933.71 on hand respectively. At the same point in the 2008 campaign, Jay Nixon has nearly $2.5 million on hand.