Steelman spends more than raises in Missouri Senate bid

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The Associated Press

Posted on July 16, 2011 at 9:23 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Republican Sarah Steelman raised about $200,000 for her U.S. Senate campaign during the past few months but spent all of it -- and more.

Steelman's quarterly finance report shows receipts of about $200,600 from April 1 to June 30 and disbursements of about $213,000. As a result, Steelman ended the period with a little less money in her bank account than she began.

Steelman and Republican Congressman Todd Akin are competing to challenge Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the 2012 election.

McCaskill raised nearly $1.4 million and had about $2.8 million in her campaign account as of June 30. Akin reported raising more than $500,000 during the period with $1.2 million in his account.

Steelman reported having about $181,000 in her campaign account at the end of June.

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