Former Navy SEAL Enters Race for Governor

Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens launched a Republican campaign over the weekend for Missouri governor in 2016. Greitens’ entrance into the race makes him at least the fourth declared Republican contender to succeed Democratic Governor Jay Nixon, who after seven years in office is barred by term limits from seeking re-election. Former U.S. Attorney and onetime Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and Springfield state Sen. Bob Dixon have officially entered the race. Attorney General Chris Koster is the only Democrat who has said he intends to seek the state’s top executive office. [GRI-tens] long I