As he coasted to re-election as governor, Jay Nixon had $1.5 million in the bank and added another $785,000 in contributions, including $424,000 from labor unions. But Nixon wouldn’t share any of his campaign riches with fellow Democrats running for the Missouri General Assembly. The Columbia Daily Tribune’s veteran political reporter Rudi Keller reported Sunday: “Democrats lost nine of the 15 state House races decided by fewer than 5 percentage points and wound up with the smallest legislative caucus — 53 members — since Republicans had 52 in 1987.” The election for the first time gave Republicans enough members in each legislative chamber to override the veto of Nixon. The gov explained his stinginess with helping fellow Democrats this way: “”The public make the choices, and it is my responsibility to work with the people they elect.” Democratic candidates felt more love from newly re-elected Attorney General Chris Koster, who donated $20,000 in the closing stretch to the House Democratic Campaign Committee. “I can’t say enough for Chris Koster,” the HDCC Chairman, St. Louis Rep. Jake Hummel, told Keller. Hummel added that Nixon offered “photo ops” with candidates, but no greenbacks to get them across the finish line in first place. “I would have loved to have had more support,” Hummel said of Nixon.