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Where the donations are coming from in the Mo. Gov. race

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Millionaire Rex Sinquefield has given millions to groups that supports Catherine Hanaway's bid to become Missouri's next governor. Credit: KMOV Millionaire Rex Sinquefield has given millions to groups that supports Catherine Hanaway's bid to become Missouri's next governor. Credit: KMOV

(KMOV.com) – The most high profile race facing primary voters in Missouri on August 2 is the race for governor.

Sitting Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is finishing his second term and is not allowed to run again. Lots of money has flowed into the Republican primary where four candidates are vying to replace Nixon.

Navy veteran Eric Greitens has raised $8.7 million, with much of that money being spent on flashy ads. Greitens biggest donation has come from a PAC known as SEALS for Truth, which has given him almost $2 million, a Missouri record.

Greitens has also received $200,000 from casino magnate and GOP donor Sheldon Adelson, and $1 million from controversial venture capitalist Michael Goguen.

Businessman John Brunner has raised $7 million, most of which is coming out of his own pocket.

Former Missouri House Speaker and US Attorney Catherine Hanaway has raised $5.8 million, which includes funding by St. Louis millionaire Rex Sinquefield. Sinquefield has contributed more than $3.5 million in effort to elect Hanaway, either through campaign committees or PACs.

Lt. Governor Peter Kinder has raised the smallest amount of money, $2.7 million, with more than half of that amount coming from a Joplin-based family behind a national building products company.

Four candidates are running for the Democratic nomination, but outgoing Attorney General Chris Koster has outraised his challengers. He has a war chest with $10 million, with his biggest contributors coming from a Democratic PAC called Jobs and Opportunity and donations from organized labor.

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