Gov. Nixon Urges Voters to Cap Campaign Contributions

Maria Keena (@kmoxmaria)

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Current Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon supports limiting campaign contributions in light of the most expensive governor’s race in the nation.

Since last year, Missouri’s gubernatorial race has generated nearly $28 million in TV advertisements according to the Center for Public Integrity.

Republican nominee Eric Greitens has outspent Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster, with nearly 21,000 ads compared to Koster’s 14,700.

Next month, Missouri voters will be able to vote on the measure that would limit campaign contributions.

Nixon says that means candidate committees will be limited with how much they can get. The outgoing governor encourages Missouri voters to look at the ballot proposal carefully and vote for limiting the campaign dollars.

“There will still be money in politics, but the bottom line is I think this provides Missourians a direct opportunity in three and a half weeks to say ‘let’s change it here in Missouri,'” Nixon says.

The last time the issue was on the ballot, 70 percent of Missourians supported limiting campaign contributions.

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