The big money is back in Missouri politics.
Within the first three days of the demise of limits on campaign contributions, Republican Kenny Hulshof and Democrat Jay Nixon took in a combined total of at least $1.62 million for their campaigns for governor.
Hulshof, who had spent most of his funds winning a hard-fought Republican primary, made up ground by taking in $1,209,006 from Thursday through Saturday. Nearly half his take — $600,000 — came from the Republican Governors Association.
Hulshof also received $100,000 each from Jerry Hall, co-founder of banking software company Jack Henry & Associates, and Howard Wood, a Bonne Terre cable television magnate and cattle rancher who is active in nature conservation causes.
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