Hulshof beats Nixon in Columbia fundraising

Saturday, November 1, 2008 | 5:34 p.m. CDT; updated 6:07 p.m. CDT, Saturday, November 1, 2008

When it comes to raising campaign money, gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon won the war, but opponent Kenny Hulshof won the battle in Columbia.

Despite being outpaced nearly 2-to-1 in statewide fundraising, Hulshof received 12 percent more in contributions from Columbia residents than the attorney general did.

Columbia residents and businesses donated more than $153,000 to Hulshof's campaign during the gubernatorial race, according to last week's Missouri Ethics Commission report. Hulshof raised more than $20,000 in the city during October alone.

Nixon ended up with a total of just more than $120,000  from Columbia residents.

The figures from Columbia differ dramatically from the statewide fundraising totals of both candidates.

Nixon reported raising $16 million over the course of his three-year campaign for the governor's seat, nearly double the $8.3 million Hulshof reported raising since launching his campaign in January.

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