July 22, 2019/Media

Missouri Democrats dominate GOP in campaign cash.

Kansas City, Mo. (July 22, 2019) – Over the weekend, Missouri Democrats filed their monthly report of fundraising activity with the Federal Election Commission. The Missouri Democratic State Committee ended the month of June with more than $225,000 on-hand in their combined state and federal accounts. 

By comparison, at the end of June, Missouri Republicans held less than $60,000 in combined cash on-hand, which is less than their monthly spending in June. Missouri Democrats entered July with a nearly 4-to-1 cash on hand advantage over their party rival.

“We’re proud to have over 1,700 contributors so far in 2019,” said Missouri Democratic Party Finance Director Jordan Hunt. “The gap in excitement and enthusiasm around 2020 and for our special election candidates in 2019 is wide and continuing to grow. We’re confident we’ll have the resources to support our party candidates up and down the ballot.”

Only 19 contributions flowed to the Missouri GOP’s federal account in the month of June. After raising less than $12,000 in June, the Missouri GOP spent more than $86,000. At that burn rate, there should be serious questions as to how much longer the Missouri GOP can continue to operate. 

Last month, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the state GOP was tightening its belt after former party officials had raided the party account to the tune of $200,000 on their way out. According to their Missouri Ethics Commission filing, on April 15 the Party’s Executive Director moved $1,000 from her former campaign account into the Party’s state account.