Eric Greitens taps KC attorney Todd Graves to head Missouri GOP and also endorses leadership team for the party.
|Todd Graves addresses members of the Missouri Republican Party State Committee at reception announcing endorsed leadership team. From left: Pat Thomas, Kay Hoflander, Todd Graves, Nick Myers and Governor-elect Eric Greitens. |
|From left: Nick Myers for MRP Secretary, Kay Hoflander for MRP Vice Chair; Governor-elect Eric Geitens; Todd Graves for MRP Chair; and Pat Thomas for MRP Treasurer. Photo submitted.|
Article by Steve Kraske of the Kansas City Star:
Graves, brother of long-time Missouri Congressman Sam Graves, would succeed John Hancock, who leaves the party in extraordinary shape. The Missouri GOP will soon control five of six statewide offices and towering majorities in both the state House and Senate.
“Todd Graves is a conservative fighter, a proven leader in business and his community, and a native Missourian,” Greitens said in a statement Tuesday night. “He will make an outstanding party chair and I’m excited to work with him and his team to take Missouri in a new direction.”
Greitens also endorsed Kay Hoflander for vice chair, Nick Meyers for secretary and Pat Thomas for treasurer. The state’s entire lineup of congressional representatives, led by Sen. Roy Blunt, have endorsed the slate.
The state party will vote on the lineup at its next meeting in early January. Governors traditionally pick the chair of their political party, and his choice is expected to win broad support
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