Missouri Senate candidate Ed Martin (R) filed an amended campaign finance report on Monday after a "computer problem" caused him to make an erroneous filing last week. But the new report shows him holding a smaller bank balance than he noted in interviews

The initial report Martin's camp filed with the Federal Election Commission showed him with $175,514 cash on hand after raising $229,275 from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31. Some news outlets noted Martin's reported total and measured it against Sen. Claire McCaskill's (D-Mo.) haul of $134,742 in the final quarter of the year. 

Martin ran against Rep. Russ Carnahan last cycle but narrowly lost to the Democrat. 

He announced his Senate run on Jan. 31.

"My understanding is it's all screwed up and we have to amend it," he told The Ballot Box about the first report. "I think we had a computer problem."

"I assure you, it's not two hundred grand, I wish it was," he continued. "What our report is showing is about forty grand cash on hand."

But in Martin's amended filing, he reports having only $25,317 in the bank. He didn't raise any money from Nov. 23-Dec. 31, according to the report.

The report also shows disbursements to several venders and about $15,000 paid to the Internal Revenue Service.

Martin said his accounting difficulty resulted stemmed from losing his House campaign's treasurer after the election and subsequently having to relying on help from other staffers. "I've been unhappy with an employee who didn't get it done right and she's unhappy with the FEC," he said.

Martin and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman are the only declared candidates in the GOP field.