Democrat Kander releases new fund-raising numbers in secretary of state bid
Democratic secretary of state hopeful Jason Kander has roughly $648,000 of cash for his bid for the statewide office, according to an official summary sheet provided by his campaign.
Kander, a state representative from Kansas City, raised $252,755 in monetary contributions during the fundraising quarter that ended on March 31. After spending $46,436.50, Kander has $648,567.02 of cash on hand.
“As we campaign across the state we continue to add new supporters on a daily basis,” Kander said in a statement. “I am particularly pleased that over the past three months 89 percent of our contributors were Missourians and 61 percent of our contributors were first-time donors to my campaign.”
Candidates for statewide and legislative offices are expected to release the details in the coming days from the fundraising quarter that stretched from Jan. 1 to March 31. The filing deadline is Monday.
Kander, an attorney who previously served in the Army National Guard, is facing Kansas City native Md Alam in the Democratic primary. Three Republicans – state Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, state Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, and House Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller, R-Willard – are competing for the Republican nomination.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat, is not running for re-election.