The campaigns head into the final weekend — time for newspaper profiles, last-minute debates, and fingernail-biting. That’s particularly true in, as Dan Rather might say, the tighter-than-a-tick GOP governor’s primary in Missouri.
To the trail!
☆ Missouri GOP governor primary
Jason Hancock has an excellent survey of the race here.
All the GOP candidates are hammering Eric Greitens, a sign that he may be doing better than expected. Catherine Hanaway is angry Greitens is skipping the last debate.
“Eric should man up and show up,” she said.
Greitens is facing heat for alleged associations with Barack Obama. He responded with an claiming claiming Obama is the worst president of his — Greitens’ — lifetime. The John Brunner campaign is hitting Greitens hard on this issue.
But it appeared late in the week that a group affiliated with the Democratic Governors Association is reserving time for ads hitting Greitens on the same topic.
Greitens has responded with ads:
☆ Missouri Senate race
Roy Blunt’s campaign is going with a Jason Kander-not-really-a Missourian meme. The Columbia Tribune has a very deep dive here.
☆ Kansas, Missouri local and statehouse primaries
Far too much going on here for an individual breakout. See: Missouri voters’ guide here.
☆ Missouri AG’s race, GOP