Jamie Ries

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (MDN) — The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is endorsing Republican Dave Spence in his bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

Citing Dave Spence’s business background, Dan Mehan, president of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, announced the organization is endorsing Spence in his bid to unseat incumbent Governor Jay Nixon.

Mehan says he thinks Spence is the best candidate for the job.

“That’s what we need right now. We need to show the world and the global economy that Missouri’s going to put on an aggressive push to be that place that employers are confident that they can expand their operation or locate in Missouri and that we’re going to be absolutely pro-jobs and pro-business and friendly to those entrepreneurs out there that are going to pull us out of a sluggish economy.”

Governor Nixon’s campaign manager said in an e-mail that Nixon has helped make Missouri’s business climate one of the strongest in the nation since taking office.

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