Long may also face fundraising challenges in what will be an expensive career. The congressman raised only $ 200,000 during the second quarter of 2021, although you may be able to increase it now that you are officially running for Senate. He ended June with $ 560,000 in the bank.
Two of Long’s main enemies ended the last fundraising period with more than double the cash on hand. Fellow Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, who represents East Central Missouri, received $ 890,000, and had $ 1.5 million available. Attorney General Eric Schmitt, meanwhile, raised a much stronger $ 1.3 million during its first quarter, and had $ 1.1 million to spend.
The field also includes some other notable Republicans, though they currently don’t have particularly large war chests. Wealthy Attorney Mark McCloskey raised $ 545,000 from donors, but he only had $ 165,000 available at the end of June. McCloskey was also in the news again on Tuesday when the governor. Mike parson pardoned the candidate along with his wife weeks later the couple pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault; McCloskey had paid a fine of $ 750 and handed over the gun he aimed at protesters last year, though he said immediately after his sentencing that he would “do it again” and quickly bought a new rifle that he proudly displayed on social media.
The former governor disgraced. Eric Greitens, meanwhile, raised $ 435,000 during the second quarter, and he only had $ 135,000 in the bank. However, he will receive a great deal of help, as Politico reported last month that Megadonor Richard Uihlein provided $ 2.5 million to a new pro-Greitens PAC. Greitens soon responded by publishing a press release. proclaiming that $ 3.1 million he had been raised “to support” his campaign, though he naturally avoided trumpeting his actual campaign total.
The Republican field could expand even further, as Rep. Jason Smith has been talking about running for months, and he would start out with a lot of cash if he entered. Smith raised $ 540,000 for the quarter, and ended June with $ 1.6 million to spend.
On the Democratic side, the contender with the largest war chest was Navy veteran Lucas Kunce, who raised $ 625,000 and had $ 325,000 available.