Missouri Gubernatorial Race 2016

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Republican Eric Greitens is getting financing for his Missouri gubernatorial campaign from many of the same people who have supported a charity he founded for military veterans.

But Greitens denies that he has used a donor list for The Mission Continues to solicit money for his governor's race against Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster.

An Associated Press analysis found that more than $1 of every $8 Greitens has raised came from previous donors to The Mission Continues.

Gubernatorial Candidates Spar Over Tax Returns, Debate

Oct 5, 2016
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The two Missouri gubernatorial candidates engaged in a heated back-and-forth on Tuesday, when Democratic nominee Chris Koster accused Republican Eric Greitens of waiting too long to release his tax returns.

Koster’s campaign said if Greitens doesn’t release his returns, they’ll break off negotiations about an October gubernatorial debate.

Greitens had at one point said he would release his tax returns when Chris Koster released his. Koster did so on Sep. 29, but Grietens still hasn’t.

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  Federal tax documents show that Eric Greitens, the Republican candidate for Missouri governor, was paid $700,000 over a five-year period by a charity he founded to help veterans.

Democratic candidate Chris Koster is criticizing the payments in new ads launched Wednesday. One accuses Greitens of diverting money intended to help veterans to instead promote himself.

Greitens' campaign responded with a fundraising email saying Koster "should be ashamed" for the attack while asking supporters to give money to fight it.

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Missouri election officials are predicting 31 percent of registered voters will cast ballots in next Tuesday's primary elections.

If the prediction holds true, that would be the highest voter turnout in a Missouri primary since 2004.

Nearly 36 percent of voters turned out in that election a dozen years ago, when then-Auditor Claire McCaskill defeated Gov. Bob Holden in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. The top draw that year was a constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman.

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Republican candidates in Missouri's gubernatorial primary are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach, two years after the fatal Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown prompted widespread protests.

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Wealthy Missouri businessman John Brunner has poured another $1 million into his campaign for governor.

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Missouri's Republican candidates for governor renewed calls to support police during a debate largely focused on racial tensions and police-involved shootings.

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Missouri's GOP candidates for governor are weighing in on policies that would affect LGBT people.

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Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is selling so-called "ISIS hunting permits" to raise money.

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Missouri Republicans vying to become the next governor are rolling out the first campaign ads of the election.

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Former state senator and Kansas City mayor Charles Wheeler is running as a Democrat for Missouri governor.