We’re five days out from Election Day, and the Greitens’ campaign has come under fire, thanks to a complaint filed by the Missouri Democratic Party.
We were told members of the Greitens Group were subpoenaed by the Missouri Ethics Commission after the MDC requested an investigation, alleging that Greitens’ campaign violated federal law when his campaign committee paid for get-out-the-vote mail supporting a candidate for Federal office with funds from his Missouri campaign committee. Michael Hafner was the only one who was subpoenaed.
Hafner, a former consultant for Greitens, appeared at the Missouri Ethics Commission office in Jefferson City on Thursday.
“I have received a subpoena from the Missouri Ethics Commission, and pursuant to Missouri law, I am complying fully with their investigation,” Hafner said in a statement.
The complaint filed by the MDP can be viewed here.
On the campaign trail, both candidates made stops across the state Thursday.
Greitens hosted town halls in Lee’s Summit, Harrisonville and Kansas City, before ending the evening with a rally at the American Legion in Columbia.
Great town halls in Harrisonville and Lee’s Summit this morning! Five days to go and people are ready to take our state in a new direction. pic.twitter.com/4qnPeBBCl2
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) November 3, 2016
Koster, meanwhile, visited with staff at the Anheuser-Busch brewery, as well as members of Missouri’s American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. He also stopped in at the Home of St. Mark’s Child and Family Development Center.
— Chris Koster (@Koster4Missouri) November 3, 2016
The Springfield News-Leader endorsed Koster on Thursday, the seventh newspaper to do so.
Koster Contributions for November 3rd
Missouri Democratic State Committee $74,846.00
Missouri Democratic State Committee $19,220.00
Working America Coalition – AFL-CIO $5,765.70
Greitens Contributions for November 3rd
Brian Hogan $10,000.00
David Hogan $10,000.00
Carl Hogan $7,000.00
Carson America, Inc. $50,000.00
Gerard Cook, Jr. $10,000.00
Jeff Roe $5,001.00
Benjamin Peters is a reporter for the Missouri Times and Missouri Times Magazine, and also produces the #MoLeg Podcast. He joined the Missouri Times in 2016 after working as a sports editor and TV news producer in mid-Missouri. Benjamin is a graduate of Missouri State University in Springfield. To contact Benjamin, email email@example.com or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.