KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two former party-switchers are running to become Missouri’s next governor, but that’s where the similarities end in the race between Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens.
The race to succeed Jay Nixon and lead state government is coming down to a vivid choice between experience and a fresh start.
Greitens is running as an outsider. He’s focused on his military record and work founding a charity for veterans. He says he’s anti-abortion, opposes President Barack Obama’s health care law, and backs gun rights and a right-to-work law.
Koster says his nearly 22 years in office gave him the experience needed to run state government. He supports expanding Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults under Obama’s health care law, wants to increase the minimum wage and opposes right to work.