St. Charles, MO (KTRS) Missouri G-O-P gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is hitting the campaign trail hard this week.
On Monday, Greitens attended “meet and greet” events in Ballwin and St. Charles, where he spoke to voters about his plan to take Missouri in a new direction. The former Navy SEAL spokes on a variety of issues, including education and the issue of “right to work.”
“Right to work will create more and higher paying jobs.” said Greitens. He also added, “it will strenghten unions.”
During a one one interview with KTRS, Greitens also defended his new campaign ad, which criticizes his Democratic challenger Chris Koster following the Joplin tornado.
“Chris Koster put up an ad politicizing the tragedy in Joplin and we just went out to set the record straight, which is that when Joplin happened, Chris actually stayed at a luxury resort for three days. When he finally came back to Missouri, he chartered a plane paid for by the taxpayers of Missouri so he could show up at a press conference.” said Greitens.
Meanwhile, Koster fired back during a news conference in Joplin on Monday morning. Koster said while he was out of the country on state business, he was not out of touch with the situation and directed his office to warn Joplin residents about possible scams and price gouging.
Greitens is scheduled to make statewide campaign stops throughout the week, included during Mizzou’s homecoming parade on Saturday.