Clinton campaign sending money to Missouri, other states to help top Democrats

The campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is sending $500,000 into Missouri to aid U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander and gubernatorial nominee Chris Koster.

Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Monday the campaign is assisting Koster and Kander even though it acknowledges that Republican Donald Trump is expected to carry the state. The money is to be spent on radio ads, fliers and digital advertising.

Mook said Clinton’s aim is to elect senators and governors who will support her proposals, including a plan to spend money to repair the nation’s infrastructure, which includes road and bridges.

Clinton’s aid underscores her campaign’s belief that it is in a strong position nationally, and can afford to send some money to help other Democrats — particularly those seeking seats in the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate. Democrats need to capture four additional seats to take over.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio, Kansas City Star

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