Missouri Senate candidate Sarah Steelman dipped into her personal wealth again in the final days before the GOP primary. Her 48 hour report filed on July 31 reflects a $100,000 contribution to the campaign on July 30 -- bringing her self-funding total to $800,000.
Steelman first loaned her campaign $400,000 last year. And now she has contributed an additional $400,000 since July 20, in $100,000 increments: $100,000 on July 20, $100,000 on July 24, $100,000 on July 27, and the July 30 contribution.
Her contributions still don't put her anywhere near the self-funding league of her primary opponent John Brunner: The businessman has spent close to $7 million on his campaign.
But Steelman's fundraising has lagged throughout her campaign, hence the needed boosts to cross the finish line for the August 8 primary.