Trump backs Parson to keep his seat

Trump says the governor is “very Popular, Strong, and knows what he is doing.”

Associated Press
September 12, 2019 - 4:45 pm
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has endorsed Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s campaign to keep his seat.

Trump on Tuesday tweeted support for the Republican Missouri governor’s 2020 bid. Trump says Parson is “very Popular, Strong, and knows what he is doing.”

Parson faces a challenge from Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway. She’s billing herself as an independent check on Jefferson City through her role as state auditor. But the Democrat faces an uphill battle in a red-leaning state where voters elected Trump by nearly 19 percentage points in 2016.