Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has posted his second straight quarter of raising at least a half-million dollars in preparation for a 2016 run for governor.
Koster's campaign finance report released Tuesday shows receipts of $548,000 from July through September. After subtracting expenses and adding money previously raised, Koster reported a campaign balance of nearly $1.2 million at the end of last month.
The Democratic attorney general is hoping to follow in the path of Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, who also served as attorney general before winning the top executive spot in 2008. Nixon is prohibited by term limits from seeking re-election.
No Republican has entered the Missouri governor's race. But former U.S. Attorney and House Speaker Catherine Hanaway has said she is considering it.