fundraising

 Republican Josh Hawley raised a little more than a third of what Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill did during the first quarter of this year.

Hawley's campaign reported Thursday that it raised $1.5 million from January through March. The Democratic senator's campaign reported last week that it had raised more than $3.9 million.

McCaskill also ended March with five times as much cash on hand as Hawley. She reported having $11.5 million to Hawley's $2.1 million.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has maintained a large financial lead in his 2016 quest for governor, despite new self-imposed rules that prompted him to return $45,000 in donations.

Koster, a Democrat, reported over $3.2 million in the bank in his latest campaign filings, due Wednesday.

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Today University of Missouri Advancement officials announced that MU has set a single-year record for fundraising.

Chris Koster
Missouri Attorney General's Office

Republican Missouri attorney general candidate Ed Martin is criticizing a campaign contribution received by Democratic incumbent Chris Koster.

Claire McCaskill
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Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she raised about $5.8 million for her re-election campaign over the past three months.