Despite promises from
Sarah Steelman spokesperson Politico reporter/pundit Dave Catanese that Sarah Steelman is a "heavyweight" candidate running as one of "the top GOP gets" in the entire country, she barely topped Ed Martin's anemic fundraising total for the first quarter.
Former Missouri State Treasurer Sarah Steelman delivered the most underwhelming first quarter campaign finance report of any top flight Republican running for Senate.
Steelman raised just $186,000 during the first three months of the year, leaving her only $193,000 in the bank, according to a GOPer with knowledge of the cash on hand total.
The numbers, dropped late Friday evening, reveal that Steelman only bested former congressional candidate Ed Martin by about $24,000 during the time period. Even more troubling for Republicans: It leaves her trailing vulnerable first-term Sen. Claire McCaskill by a whopping $1.6 million in the dash for cash.
Martin reported raising $162,000 between January and the end of March and McCaskill took in $1 million.