Nixon's campaign account has $5 million for re-election bid

Jan 13, 2012

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has more than $5 million in his campaign account as he heads into the 2012 elections.

Nixon's campaign released a summary of his finances Friday, several days before the Tuesday deadline to submit quarterly reports to the Missouri Ethics Commission. Nixon, a Democrat, reported raising more than $1.3 million during the last three months of 2011. Campaign manager Oren Shur says the $5 million balance shows Nixon has support from Missourians and is well positioned to win re-election.