Republican voters who attended a forum of the party’s four gubernatorial candidates on Saturday looking for some distinction between them may have come away disappointed.
They all want to cut taxes. They all want to reduce government. They all want to expand Missouri’s economy. They all want some degree of ethics reforms.
In an election season growing more divisive, Missouri’s four Republican gubernatorial candidates — Peter Kinder, Eric Greitens, Catherine Hanaway and John Brunner — put their similarities on display Saturday at Lincoln Days, the GOP’s annual convention this weekend at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis County.
“There are truly very few policy differences between these four candidates,” said John Hancock, the state GOP chairman. Instead, he said, it’s a contest to demonstrate who would be the best candidate to take on Democrat Chris Koster, currently the state’s attorney general, in November.
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