After news of affair and alleged blackmail, gubernatorial tour spot cancels


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A statewide tax reform tour by Gov. Eric Greitens scheduled for the week of January 15, including stops in Poplar Bluff, Macon, and St. Peters is experiencing a cancelation after KMOV broke a story that Gov. Greitens had engaged in an extra-marital affair.

Remaining tax reform tour listings

The stop at Briggs and Stratton in Poplar Bluff has been canceled. An event organizer for the stop in Poplar Bluff said the facility decided to not host the event due to “bad timing.”

The Eventbrite for the event has been closed. Seven Eventbrite invitations organized by “Governor Eric Greitens” remain open as of 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Rachael Herndon is the editor at The Missouri Times, and also produces This Week in Missouri Politics, publishes Missouri Times Magazine, and co-hosts 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.

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