Big money flows into Greitens, Koster campaigns in final days - KCTV5

Big money flows into Greitens, Koster campaigns in final days

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster, left, listens to Republican challenger Eric Greitens during the first general election debate in the race for Missouri governor at the Missouri Press Association convention Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (AP) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster, left, listens to Republican challenger Eric Greitens during the first general election debate in the race for Missouri governor at the Missouri Press Association convention Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (AP)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Missouri's fight for the governor's mansion is already the most expensive in the country at $50 million.

But as the election closes in, it's getting even more costly by the day.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens received two big donations to his campaign this week - a $100,000 donation from Herzog Railroad Services in St. Joseph, MO. He also received $275,000 from David Humphreys, the owner of Tamko Building Products in Joplin, MO.

“People are looking for a leader who's able to take the state in a new direction," Greitens said. "They're looking for leadership that brings humility and compassion and courage and they want somebody who has a track record of getting results for real people”

Democratic nominee Chris Koster has taken in $200,000 this week, including a $132,000 donation from the Missouri Democratic State Committee and $30,000 from the Pipe-Fitters Union in Kansas City.

"The governor of the state of Missouri is to be there to help people," Koster said.

A new Monmouth University poll indicates those last second ads could make a difference. The poll has Koster and Greitens tied at 46 percent.

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