Tight Republican race for governor attracting high voter turnout - KMOV.com

Tight Republican race for governor attracting high voter turnout

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The tight Republican race for governor will become a little clearer after today as voters head to the polls for Missouri’s primary elections.

Some are calling this the tightest Republican governor race in the state in two decades.

All four candidates have spent a combined $22 million campaigning. But even after all of the work, the race does not appear to have a clear-cut leader.

The candidates include businessman John Brunner, Navy Seal and non-profit CEO Eric Greitens, former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway, and current Liuetenant Governor Peter Kinder.

All four candidates have covered several topics, but have found parallels in their support of gun rights, lower taxes, and their disapproval of how the events in Ferguson were handled.

However, both Greitens and Brunner said that jobs are leaving Missouri, and their backgrounds in the business world can help Missouri's economy and keep jobs in the state. 

Hanaway expressed the need to rebuild the relationship and trust between the police and the community. 

Kinder said Missouri has a problem with race relations, which he said can be solved through bettering the failing schools. 

The polls will open at 6:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. 

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