Staying true to its Republican heritage, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s political committee on Friday endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens.
In a press release, Chamber president Dan Mehan said Greitens supports each of the organization’s legislative initiatives, including enactment of a “right-to-work” law that would bar employment contracts requiring union membership or dues.
Mehan also cited the leadership ability of Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, and said he has “immense potential to inspire” positive improvements in the state.
The Chamber’s announcement follows Democratic gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster’s endorsement earlier this month by another usually reliable backer of Republican statewide candidates – the Missouri Farm Bureau.
In a separate release, the Chamber also endorsed Mike Parson for lieutenant governor. This is the first time the Chamber has offered an endorsement for lieutenant governor.
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