A state campaign office will open Tuesday in St. Louis for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In a press release from her campaign, it says the office
will serve as a hub for organizing activity in St. Louis to help elect Clinton and Democrats up and down the November ballot.
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Monday the opening of a state office headquartered in Jefferson City, calling Missouri a key battleground state for November’s general election.
At Tuesday’s opening, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and Clinton supporters plan to bash Trump, saying he would be terrible for Missouri’s economy and the Missouri small business community. Earlier this month, Hillary for Missouri said new analysis suggests Missouri could add 197,000 jobs under Clinton’s economic plans, while it could lose 64,000 jobs under a Trump presidency.
In a press release from Trump campaign Missouri State Director Aaron Willard, he said, “Our campaign is focused on winning Missouri, and is reaching out to Republicans, Independents and disaffected Democrats to accomplish that goal. Missouri voters recognize that Hillary Clinton represents a third Obama term, while the Trump-Pence campaign of tougher law enforcement, stopping illegal immigration and bringing back jobs is resonating strongly across the state.”
Trump and Clinton are scheduled to participate in an October 9th debate at St. Louis’s Washington University.