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.
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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.