UPDATE: Greitens claim, found in a quote below, to have outpaced his Republican opponents in Missouri support and donations is reported to be untrue by the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
The latest candidate to confirm his race for the Republican nomination for governor is traveling the state carrying his message.
Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens is getting more than half of his campaign funding from out-of-state.
Greitens argues he still has more support in Missouri than any of his opponents.
“The facts are, one, that we raise more money in Missouri than all of our opponents. Number two, we have more donors in Missouri than all of our other opponents,” said Greitens. “Because I have a track record as a proven leader we have supporters around the country who are investing in this race – strong conservative donors who believe the states are the laboratories of democracy, and they want to see strong leaders who can actually drive change.”
Greitens isn’t concerned by the fact that few Missouri governors have, like him, not held a prior statewide office.
“Missourians are gravitating toward this campaign because I’m the only conservative outsider in this race, I’m the only proven leader in this race, and I’m the only person who’s actually been on the front lines with my hands solving real problems for real people,” Greitens said.
About 60 supporters turned out for Greitens’ latest campaign stop, in Columbia, after he was a no-show at an event Wednesday in Lee’s Summit where only three people turned out.