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In forming nonprofit, Greitens joins ranks of politicians with secretive funding source. JEFFERSON CITY • The creation of a nonprofit organization designed to promote Gov.

In forming nonprofit, Greitens joins ranks of politicians with secretive funding source

Eric Greitens may be a new wrinkle in Missouri politics, but it has become a common fundraising tool among politicians across the nation. Years before Greitens and his allies formed “A New Missouri” last month and opened an office in the capital city to collect money from undisclosed donors, Michigan Gov. Lawsuits and sex slaves — so much for post-primary unity in Missouri.

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Lawsuits and sex slaves — so much for post-primary unity in Missouri

LOUIS • There was a time when the first days after a primary election were for healing and regrouping. Party rifts were repaired; interparty knives were sharpened, but not yet deployed. No more. Within 48 hours after Tuesday’s polls closed in Missouri’s heated GOP gubernatorial primaries, Republicans were back to infighting, and Democrats were on the attack. By Thursday afternoon: STL Up Late Reveals What Eric Greitens Was Shooting at in That Campaign Ad. Click to enlarge YouTube Eric Christensen, host of STL Up Late, is ready to dig into Missouri politics.

STL Up Late Reveals What Eric Greitens Was Shooting at in That Campaign Ad

(With disastrous results.) People are still gabbing about Eric Greitens' over-the-top campaign ad that aired last week, which introduced viewers to the former Navy SEAL's muscly arms and penchant for gun-related wordplay. The ad also featured an explosion, the apparent result of Greitens' "dead aim" — or, perhaps, the gubernatorial candidate simply raised his patriotism levels over 9000.

Greitens, who is campaigning for Missouri governor, presents himself as an outsider to the game of politics and a face of integrity in a sea of corruption. Eric Christensen, host and producer of STL Up Late, demonstrates this to great effect in the video below: His truck! Governor candidate Greitens' oddly national funding base may hint at bigger goals. Why would scores of business tycoons from Manhattan to Silicon Valley lavish contributions of $50,000 or $100,000 or even $500,000 on a political novice running in a primary election for governor of a Midwestern state where none of them live?

Governor candidate Greitens' oddly national funding base may hint at bigger goals

One clue might rest in the Web address “EricGreitensForPresident.com.” Eric Greitens Already Breaks His Own Promise. Former Navy SEAL: Why I am no longer a Democrat. I am a conservative Republican, but I didn’t start out that way.

Former Navy SEAL: Why I am no longer a Democrat

I was raised as a Democrat. I was taught that Harry Truman was the greatest president ever because he was strong, stood up to the communists, and most important, he was from Missouri. I was taught to stand up for the little guy, and that bigger government was the best way to do that. I registered to vote as a Democrat, and several years ago some Democrats even tried to recruit me to run for Congress. There was one rather large problem. After four tours of duty as a Navy SEAL officer, I came home from Iraq and watched the VA – the second-biggest bureaucracy in the country – fail my friends. I became a conservative because I believe that caring for people means more than just spending taxpayer money; it means delivering results. It’s not that I doubted their intentions. It’s easy to give people food stamps; harder to get people into good-paying jobs. Eric Greitens: Lost in Republican-land - Occasional Planet. As MO Governor, what would Eric Greitens value? - Occasional Planet.

Eric Greitens may run for Governor of Missouri on the Republican ticket: But which kind of Republican would he be?

As MO Governor, what would Eric Greitens value? - Occasional Planet

Greitens is one of the most intriguing and promising candidates that Missouri voters in general, and Republicans in specific, have come across in years. He has a resume that is the envy of anyone, particularly someone who wanted to run for political office. Greitens graduated from Duke University and went on to be a Rhodes Scholar. In 2001, he attended the Naval Officer Candidate School and is currently a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy Reserve. He was deployed four times to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa and Southeast Asia. This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids. Tiffany Anderson, the superintendent of the 3,000-student Jennings School District in Jennings, Mo., addresses college-prep students on Dec. 10.

This superintendent has figured out how to make school work for poor kids

Anderson has a "hands-on" approach and visits classrooms frequently. She has brought additional funding, initiative and momentum to the district. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) JENNINGS, Mo. — School districts don’t usually operate homeless shelters for their students. Nor do they often run food banks or have a system in place to provide whatever clothes kids need. But the Jennings School District — serving about 3,000 students in a low-income, predominantly African American jurisdiction just north of St.

“Schools can do so much to really impact poverty,” Anderson said. Public education has long felt like a small and fruitless weapon against this town’s generational poverty. Missouri gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is a no-show in Lee’s Summit. GOP gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens was a surprise no-show Wednesday at a scheduled campaign kickoff tour stop in Lee’s Summit.

Missouri gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens is a no-show in Lee’s Summit

It may have been because only three folks were on hand to greet him, including a reporter for The Buzz. Shortly before the 2 p.m. scheduled start, a campaign volunteer said Greitens was running a few minutes late. But 10 minutes later, the volunteer said the visit was off because Greitens had been held up in Columbia, Mo. Greitens was scheduled to appear at a Chili’s restaurant. When the reporter arrived, a Greitens volunteer said there may have been a mixup over the schedule as only one person was already in the restaurant awaiting the candidate.