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Statewide candidates get help from national figures

JEFFERSON CITY,  Mo. – Secretary of State Jason Kander and Eric Greitens each got assists from major players in the national political spectrum.

Greitens; in Aspen, Colorado for the Republican Governors Association; met with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the running mate of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Greitens posed with the vice-presidential hopeful for a picture.

Greitens received congratulations from the RGA after his election, and Republican political leaders across the country want more conservatives in executive positions. They believe Greitens fits the bill.

“As an effective leader and Navy SEAL, Eric Greitens has the experience necessary to lead Missouri forward and give the state the fresh start it needs,” said New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, the chair of the RGA. “Eric will fight for the middle class, foster an environment to help create jobs, eliminate burdensome regulations, and rein in government spending. The RGA is proud to support Eric Greitens to be the next governor of Missouri.”

Kander, on the other hand, got his assist from current vice president Joe Biden. Biden penned a fundraising letter for Kander, likening himself to the young secretary of state.

“I was around Jason’s age when I first ran for U.S. Senate. His race reminds me a lot of mine,” Biden wrote. “Like Jason, I was up against a long-time incumbent. Like Jason, when I started my campaign, very few people in Washington thought we had a chance.

“We proved them wrong, exactly like you folks are doing now.”

Biden then urged others to donate to Kander in his fight against incumbent U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt.