Sitting Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster easily won the Democratic nomination for governor in Tuesday’s primary.
He takes to the road Wednesday on a bus tour of Missouri. Koster said “Our goal is to reach out to folks in rural Missouri who are, I think, frustrated that schools continue to be underfunded and roads continue to crumble in this state. And I hope that they, like myself, are looking for a balanced approach to government”.
While speaking at his election watch party in Kansas City, Koster said conservative farmers in the Boothill are bewildered why this Republican legislature refuses to fund our public schools.
He also blamed the closure a number of rural hospitals in the state on a lack of funding from the GOP dominated legislature. “I’m going to make the investments necessary to keep these hospitals funded, to keep health care in this state strong”.
In an interview following his address at his watch party, Koster said Missourians want a small and fiscally responsible government that’ll focus on retaining the state’s AAA bond rating.
He also claimed Missourians have two major concerns above everything else – that their government’s run by a fiscal conservative, and their 2nd amendment rights are protected. “I have a A rating with the NRA” said Koster.
He next faces Republican Eric Greitens, who’s a former Navy SEAL, in the general election. Koster himself is a former GOP member who switched parties in 2007.