MOGOV Countdown: Day 8

   

We’re eight days out from Election Day, and Missouri’s gubernatorial candidates continue to exchange jabs online.

Both candidates continue to travel around the state and speak to voters, with Greitens making a stop in Mehlville and West County.

Koster spoke to workers at the Boeing plant in Hazelwood on Monday to talk about his plans to raise wages and bring more jobs to the Show Me State.

Koster’s campaign also issued a release on Monday, saying the Republican gubernatorial candidate had called several groups that are supporting Koster “corrupt cronies”.

Those groups include the Missouri Farm Bureau, NRA, Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, and more. Koster’s campaign pointed out that many of the organizations listed had endorsed a number of Republicans running on November 8th, including Lt. Governor candidate Mike Parson.

“Being lectured on ethics by Eric Greitens is like getting advice about fire prevention from an arsonist,” said David Turner, a campaign spokesman. “He has run the least transparent, most hypocritical campaign in Missouri history. He is unethical and unprepared for the state’s highest office.”

Meanwhile, a new set of polling released by the Post-Dispatch on Friday shows Greitens closing the gap with Koster, with the Democrat leading 46-45. But with the poll’s margin of error coming in at four percent, it’s really a statistical tie.

A second poll by the Post-Dispatch shows that Missouri voters want politicians to release their income tax returns.

It’s been a hot issue for both parties for months now. Koster released his tax returns back in September, and though Greitens had signaled he would also release his, he still has not done so. Since releasing his tax returns, Koster has refused to debate Greitens, saying he would not do so until the Republican also shared his income tax returns.

And in honor of Halloween, it seems everyone has decided to be festive while exchanging jabs.

The Missouri Democratic Party launched a new webpage for their “Wrong for Missouri” campaign, displaying their “Mission for Halloween” costume ideas to “help Missourians tap into the mindset of Eric Greitens, and have all their fellow Missouri voters shaking their head at the GOP candidate’s audacity and hypocrisy”.

Today the MDP launched a new webpage as part of its Wrong for Missouri campaign, offering up “Mission for Halloween” costume options to help Missourians tap into the mindset of Eric Greitens, and have all their fellow Missouri voters shaking their head at the GOP candidate’s audacity and hypocrisy.

Today the MDP launched a new webpage as part of its Wrong for Missouri campaign, offering up “Mission for Halloween” costume options to help Missourians tap into the mindset of Eric Greitens, and have all their fellow Missouri voters shaking their head at the GOP candidate’s audacity and hypocrisy.

“From Eric the RINO, to Angry Eric, to Eric the Tax Returns Chicken, MDP has options for every Missourian looking to spread the word about Eric Greitens this Halloween,” MDP spokesperson Kristin Sosanie said. “With a Republican candidate for governor who refuses to release his tax returns, is shrouded in dark money, and stands by a nominee who brags about sexual assault – you have to laugh and help spread the word, because having Eric Greitens as governor would be too scary to contemplate for Missouri’s hardworking families.”

The DGA also had a suggestion poking fun at the Republican candidate.

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“Halloween should be Eric Greitens’ favorite holiday: It’s all about hiding,” DGA Communications Director Jared Leopold said. “This year, Eric Greitens should go as Mystery Money Man, since he’s taken millions of dollars from hidden donors. No matter what mask Greitens is wearing tonight, he can’t hide from his record of giving himself bonus pay that should have gone to veterans.”

Greitens also displayed some Halloween themes, sharing this post on Twitter and Facebook:

Koster’s campaign also received a sizable contribution on Halloween: $132,906.00 from the Missouri Democratic State Committee, as well as $30,000 from Pipefitters Local #533 Volunteer Political Action Fund. Koster for Missouri also accepted $20,000 on Sunday from Randy Gori of Gori Julian & Associates, PC.