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Nixon adds $2.1 million to campaign chest

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon in St. Louis on Jan. 24, 2011.

Gov. Jay Nixon’s re-election war chest continues to grow, according to new figures released today.

Nixon raised $2.1 million between April and June, and had over $7.6 million in his account as of July first.  His campaign calls it his strongest fundraising quarter this election cycle and says his bank account is twice the size it was around this time in July 2008.

The Democrat from DeSoto will face the winner of the August 7th Republican primary.

St. Louis businessman Dave Spence loaned himself a half-million dollars this past quarter, raising the amount of money he's directly put in to $2.8 million.  His current balance is just over $1.2 million. Businessman and anti-cloning advocate Fred Sauer loaned himself $218,000, and attorney and Minister Bill Randles has also used his own money to beef up his campaign coffers.

Marshal was a political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio until 2018.