Greitens tax plan touted in new 30-second TV ad

5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago Friday, February 02 2018 Feb 2, 2018 Friday, February 02, 2018 2:36:00 PM CST February 02, 2018 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A nonprofit formed by supporters of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has begun running a 30-second TV ad promoting his tax plan.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Republican governor is featured in the ad touting the benefits of his plan announced last week that would cut taxes by an estimated $787 million.

The ad is funded by the group A New Missouri, which also is paying for a website to promote the proposal. A Greitens spokesman estimates the total cost of the ad campaign at $1 million, with ads planned for television, radio and digital platforms.

Critics have cited concerns about so-called "dark money" groups like A New Missouri since they can accept an unlimited amount of money from donors without having to reveal the contributors.

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