FEC data shows Schmitt leading in fundraising, Hartzler in spending in Missouri’s Republican U.S. Senate primary

Based on figures released this month by the Federal Election Commission, five candidates in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in Missouri have raised at least $1 million. Their fundraising totals were as follows:

Among these five candidates, four spent at least $1 million: Hartzler ($2.98 million), Schmitt ($2.62 million), Greitens ($1.85 million), and McCloskey ($1.07 million). Schatz spent $975,350.

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R), who was first elected in 2010, announced on March 8, 2021, that he would not seek election to a third term in 2022. Blunt has not made an endorsement in this race so far.

As of July 17, The Cook Political Report and Inside Elections both rated the general election as Solid Republican, while Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball rated it Likely Republican. In the 2016 general election, Blunt defeated Jason Kander (D) 49%-46%. In the 2020 general election, former President Donald Trump won the state by 15 percentage points.