Republican Eric Greitens has received a total of $700,000 from two big donors for a potential gubernatorial campaign.

Campaign finance records show California venture capitalist Michael Goguen recently gave Greitens $500,000 and Michigan-based commercial real estate company McKinley Associates gave him $200,000.

The contributions add to an already sizeable pot of money Greitens has raised for a potential 2016 campaign. Greitens had more than $1.1 million to spend at the end of June.

State of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) confirms he is considering a run for governor and will announce a decision early next year.

Schweich told The Associated Press on Thursday that he believes he has the qualifications, commitment and financial support to run but wants to ensure it is something he and his family want to do.

Schweich's comments came as his supporters released a letter signed by more than 120 people encouraging him to run.

Missouri Division of Tourism

Another candidate joined the Missouri gubernatorial race today. Candidate Fred Sauer currently heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, a group that opposes abortion and embryonic stem cell research.