JEFFERSON CITY (AP) – Republican Dave Spence has received a $950,000 contribution to help with his Missouri governor race.Spence’s campaign last week reported receiving the money from the state affiliate of the Republican Governors Association. The national organization reported shifting a total of $3 million to its Missouri committee.Campaigns and political committees must report contributions of more than $5,000 to the Missouri Ethics Commission within 48 hours.Last month, Spence’s campaign also received $1.1 million from the Missouri committee of the governors’ organization. Spence, a St. Louis businessman, is challenging Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon.Nixon got help earlier in the campaign from the Democratic Governors Association. The organization gave its Missouri affiliate $2.5 million, of which $1 million was passed along to Nixon’s campaign.
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