Chris Koster (D) and Eric Greitens (r) will face each other for Governor in the 2016 general election. Oh, and there’s a Libertarian in the race, too. The primary results via the Missouri Secretary of State:
Governor 3214 of 3214 Precincts Reported
Leonard Joseph Steinman II Democratic 11,874 3.661%
Chris Koster Democratic 255,466 78.760%
Eric Morrison Democratic 31,364 9.670%
Charles B. Wheeler Democratic 25,656 7.910%
Party Total: 324,360
Catherine Hanaway Republican 136,350 19.948%
Eric Greitens Republican 236,250 34.564%
John Brunner Republican 169,425 24.787%
Peter D. Kinder Republican 141,498 20.701%
Party Total: 683,523
Cisse W Spragins Libertarian 3,503 100.000%
Party Total: 3,503
Total Votes: 1,011,386
Think of all that money in the republican primary.
Via Twitter, from Tony Messenger at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Over/Under on spending in #MoGov general election between @Koster4Missouri and @EricGreitens: $40 million? $50 million? #2016moprimary
9:45 PM – 2 Aug 2016
And a reply:
Michael Bersin @MBersin
@tonymess Uh, there will be no limits.
9:48 PM – 2 Aug 2016
Yes, think of all that money in the general election.