Governor Mike Parson Kicks Off Reelection Campaign, Opponent Faces “Uphill Battle”

On Sunday, in his native Bolivar, Missouri, Governor Mike Parson formally launched his reelection campaign.

The RGA reports:

On Sunday, in his native Bolivar, Missouri, Governor Mike Parson formally launched his reelection campaign. Addressing a crowd of over a thousand enthusiastic supporters, Governor Parson highlighted his record of success in delivering results for Missourians and laid out his vision for the future of the state.

Press coverage of the governor’s announcement bolstered his strong record to run on. As reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “[Governor Parson] has focused attention on initiatives he says will boost the state’s workforce and modernize its infrastructure” – themes he stressed in his announcement as a way to bring greater “opportunities” to Missourians. The Associated Press wrote that Parson is “expected to make strong 2020 bid.”

Editorial boards agree. The Jefferson City News Tribune previously noted that a Democratic challenger to the governor would face an “uphill battle,” and the Kansas City Star editorial board credited Governor Parson for “setting exactly the right tone” in his administration.

This widespread praise isn’t surprising given the results Governor Parson has already delivered, including the largest single-year income tax cut in state history while fully funding K-12 schools for the third time on record. More people are working than ever before in state history, more than 40,000 new jobs have been created since Governor Parson took office, and he was named the Missouri Association of Workforce Development’s 2019 Person of the Year.

“From lowering taxes and growing jobs to investing in education, transportation, and workforce development, Governor Parson has delivered on his promises and shown that he will fight to expand opportunities for all Missourians,” said RGA Communications Director Amelia Chassé Alcivar. “Governor Parson has a strong case to make to Missouri voters that he needs four more years to continue achieving these incredible results for the state.”


According to The Hill, President Trump has already endorsed Gov. Parson's re-election: 

President Trump announced Tuesday that he is endorsing Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) for his 2020 bid to serve a full term after Parson replaced the state's scandal-ridden former governor last year.

In a tweet, the president wrote that Parson "knows what he is doing – he gets it!" He also called the incumbent "popular" and "strong."

"I am pleased to endorse Governor Mike Parson of Missouri. He is very Popular, Strong, and knows what he is doing – he gets it! Based on the fact that Mike has announced he will run again in 2020 for Governor, Mike Parson has my Complete and Total Endorsement!" Trump tweeted.

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