University of Missouri

GOP candidate goes macho to win Missouri governor primary

In the final days before Missouri's Republican gubernatorial primary, candidate Eric Greitens responded to a Democratic attack ad by firing more than 100 rounds from a machine gun as an announcer declared in a rebuttal ad that he would bring out "the big guns" to "fight Obama's Democrat machine."

Greitens, a former Navy SEAL, prevailed in a hard-fought, four-way primary Tuesday, earning the right to face Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster in a Nov. 8 gubernatorial election. The race features many of the same undercurrents as the presidential campaign between Republican businessman Donald Trump and Democratic former Secretary of State Hillary...