SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) – Republican and Democratic candidates at the top of Missouri’s ballot have gathered to shake hands with voters at the State Fair.
Candidates for U.S. Senate, governor and top statewide elected seats converged Thursday under one tent during the Governor’s Ham Breakfast.
Both gubernatorial candidates Democrat Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican rival Eric Greitens wore cowboy boots and jeans as they mingled with a crowd of hundreds.
Koster has been racking up agricultural group endorsements. He’s the first Democratic statewide candidate to win backing from the Farm Bureau.
Koster stayed for hours to visit with a laundry-list of agricultural associations.
Greitens is a first-time candidate and former Navy SEAL officer. He hasn’t received the same endorsements from agriculture groups as some other Republican candidates and didn’t linger at the fair.