While it appears Koster leads the overall money chase in the primary, press releases seem to show that Rep. Donnelly had a bigger money haul than Sen. Koster during the last quarter.
Koster reports raising $219,459 during the final quarter of 2007 and has $747,399 on hand.
“I am heartened by the tremendous support I have received throughout the state,” said Koster. “These figures show that Missouri Democrats continue to line up behind this campaign."
“I don’t believe we should let rigid, political ideology stand in the way of progress for our state,” said Senator Koster.
Then again, Jason Rosenbaum offers a different perpsective on the money chase: "Don't forget to factor in reimbursements to donors who gave over preexisting limits and other expenses. With those, Koster spent $494,955.88. Subtract the expenditures from the contributions, and Koster actually had a negative quarter," Rosenbaum writes.
Rep. Jeff Harris reported raising $143,811 during the last quarter. He's reporting $372,039 on hand.
So here's the breakdown:
Sen. Chris Koster $219,459 last quarter, $747,399 on hand
Rep. Margaret Donnelly $278,533 last quarter, $534,071 on hand
Rep. Jeff Harris $143,811 last quarter, $372,039 on hand