Mark Powell proved once again you can pull a heck of a lot of votes without much money or media.
In the Democratic primary for State Treasurer, Powell pulled 92,852 votes against the establishment-favorite and winner Clint Zweifel. Zweifel beat Powell 32%-29%.
Early Thursday, Powell announced he was throwing his support behind the Democratic nominee.
"I'd like to take this opportunity to encourage you to give your full support to Clint in his efforts to become the next state treasurer. I will do whatever I can to help. He is a tremendous young man with unlimited potential," Powell said in an e-mail.
"In addition, Andrea (Simckes) and Charles (Wheeler) are to be commended for their hard work. Running a statewide campaign is not easy, but they made the sacrifice of their time to try to make Missouri a better place for all of us. They are to be commended. I will help them in any future political ventures they should undertake," Powell added.