We’re now four days out from Election Day, and many people feel like they’ve seen more and more political ads this year than ever before. And, as it turns out, they have.
The Center for Public Integrity says Missouri’s gubernatorial candidates have aired more than 50,000 advertisements and spent more than $20 million combined. No state-level contest has spent more money than the race for Missouri governor this year.
The Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) political advocacy organization is taking aim at Koster in new mailer ads, saying he is against pet owners. The Missouri Farm Bureau is defending Koster against the attacks, saying “Koster has supported Missouri agriculture. It’s time we support him.”
Greitens’ campaign received several bits of good news on Friday.
The Missouri Ethics Commission has dismissed one of the claims filed against his campaign, saying they found no basis for the claims.
Missouri Right to Life has still not endorsed anyone in the race for governor, but the group has now designated Greitens with a “Pro-Life” rating, changing it from his previous “Mixed” rating.
And it seems that Communist Party USA is throwing their support behind Koster, as Greitens shared on social media.
Crooked Hillary, Planned Parenthood and now the Communist Party are supporting Chris Koster. Why? He’ll support their agenda. pic.twitter.com/NNGbY9QRcW
— Eric Greitens (@EricGreitens) November 4, 2016
On the campaign trail today, Koster visited Jackson County for a chili dinner and stopped in Johnson, Henry and Cass counties as well.
— Chris Koster (@Koster4Missouri) November 4, 2016
Greitens hosted town hall events in Owensville and Eureka.
Greitens Campaign Contributions for November 4
JN Pritzker $100,000.00
Koster Campaign Contributions for November 4
Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 – $9,280.95
Working for America Coalition-AFL-CIO $5,900.82
Carey & Danis LLC $10,000.00
CBH Services, Inc. $10,000.00
Planned Parenthood Votes – St. Louis $12,500.00
Democratic Governors Associated $25,000.00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @BenjaminDPeters.