President Trump endorses Mike Parson for Missouri Governor

9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, September 10 2019 Sep 10, 2019 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:46:00 PM CDT September 10, 2019 in News
By: Melody Cox, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - President Trump announced he's endorsing Mike Parson for Missouri's governor Tuesday night.

Trump made the announcement on Twitter. 

The endorsement comes two days after Parson said he's running to keep his seat. Parson made the announcement near his cattle ranch in Bolivar on Sunday. 

If Parson gets his party's nomination, he will face State Auditor Nicole Galloway, the only Democrat and woman currently holding a statewide office. Galloway also needs to get her party's nomination.

In a statement Tuesday night, a spokesperson for Galloway's campaign said, "this early in the race, perhaps the Governor felt a need to shore up his base and provide a needed boost to his primary campaign."

Jim Neely, R-Cameron, announced August 28 he's running for governor. 

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