We won the Governor’s Mansion! That is…a man who ran as a conservative outsider will be Missouri’s Governor in January 2017. So why do I say we? Simple. As a general election candidate, Eric Greitens promised to sign right-to-work, tort reform, judicial selection reform, education reform, tax reform, ethics reform, and deregulation. That mirrors our legislative vision for economic freedom in Missouri.
If you asked what we can do to make Missouri an exemplar of economic freedom, doing all of the above would be a great start.
If you voted for Republican candidates and identify as a conservative, last Tuesday evening was likely a good night. In Missouri, like other states, it was a tidal wave that will have generational implications. Missouri used to be blue, then it was purple, now it is red. Very red.
The policy benefits should be substantial. All Governor-elect Greitens and the Missouri Legislature need to do is follow through.
In the meantime, we are gearing up for January 2017 when Eric Greitens becomes Governor and the General Assembly gathers once again under the dome. We will work with them to advance our vision for Missouri Freedom and hold them accountable to their many campaign promises.
Now that the election is over, the real work begins, and we will need your help to do it. Sign up now to join the fight!
Ryan Johnson, President of the Missouri Alliance for Freedom
P.S. Check out the electoral results here:
Republican swept the Missouri statewide races
- Donald Trump for President +19
- Roy Blunt for US Senate +3
- Eric Greitens for Governor +6
- Mike Parson for Lt. Governor +11
- Josh Hawley for Attorney General +17
- Jay Ashcroft for Secretary of State +20
- Eric Schmitt for State Treasurer +18
The Republican Party now holds 6 of the 8 statewide offices and 6 of the 8 U.S. House Districts.
The two Democratic seats left standing are up for re-election in 2018. Claire McCaskill for U.S. Senate and Nicole Galloway for State Auditor will have their work cut out for them.
Republicans kept their super majority in Missouri’s Capitol
- Ron Richard, Senate President Pro Tem
- Todd Richardson, Speaker of the House
- Mike Kehoe, Senate Floor Leader
- Mike Cierpiot, House Floor Leader
House: 117 Republicans, 46 Democrats. It takes 109 votes to override the Governor’s veto.
Missouri Senate: 24 Republicans, 9 Democrats. It takes 23 votes to override the Governor’s veto.