Gov. Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin and lightning rod of union reform, lent his signature to a fundraising email for Gov. Eric Greitens Wednesday, calling Wisconsin and Missouri “lighting rods for liberal attacks.”
“Thanks to strong conservative leadership, Wisconsin and Missouri are now leading the conservative revolution. Both states have become Right-to-Work states — and they are models for the rest of the country in what conservative leaders can accomplish.
“Missouri’s great Governor, and my friend, Eric Greitens, is under attack and needs our help to fight back! …Eric ran on a promise to shake things up and turn his state around – and he has kept his promise.”
Walker said Greitens “is off to a great start on both counts, but the liberal special interests are going to do everything in their power to stop him.”
The fundraising email is not specific in naming attacks, whether it is Republicans disagreeing with the Governor, legal challenges to bills supported by the Governor (such as right-to-work), or anything else that has put the Governor in the spotlight of scrutiny.
“Last fall, I proudly campaigned with Eric Greitens and, this spring, I was proud to stand with him as he signed legislation banning preferential treatment to union contractors into law. It was a great day for Missouri workers and taxpayers. But because of that courageous decision, he is being targeted by the liberal machine.“
The email does not specify if the money asked for will be used for a re-election bid, but did include a noted disclosure: “This information does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Navy or Department of Defense.”
FEATURED IMAGE: Gov. Eric Greitens signs right-to-work into law Feb. 6. 2017 (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)
Rachael Herndon was the editor at The Missouri Times and also produced This Week in Missouri Politics, published Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosted the #MoLeg podcast. She joined The Missouri Times in 2014, returning to political reporting after working as a campaign and legislative staffer.
Rachael studied at the University of Missouri – Columbia. She lives in Jefferson City with her husband, Brandon, and their two children.