Eric Greitens

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Eric was educated in public schools and earned an Angier B. Duke Scholarship to attend Duke University. Selected as a Rhodes and a Truman Scholar, he attended the University of Oxford, where he earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. His doctoral thesis, Children First, investigated how international humanitarian organizations can best serve war-affected children. Eric was named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2013. In 2014, Fortune magazine recognized him as one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world. Despite all of the accolades it was not smooth sailing for him though, he was elected to the governor position in 2017 and left office June 1st, 2018 following sexual assault charges.

Key Issues

Abortion

Eric Greitens is in support off bang abortions, with the view that “Every life is precious; defend and promote life.”

Governor Eric Greitens asked audiences to pray for the “career politicians” prior to the special session he called- to repeal a St. Louis city reproductive anti-discrimination ordinance and pass religious protections for pregnancy centers.

Budget and economy

Eric believes when the government over-regulates, over taxes, over spends, overreaches–it hurts businesses, damages hospitals, injures the middle class, and holds back those struggling to make it into the middle class. It makes life difficult for teachers, and it threatens freedom and prosperity.

Civil rights

Framing himself as a “fighter” and a stalwart backer of former President Donald Trump, Greitens unveiled his campaign during an interview on Fox News. “I was honored to serve the people of Missouri as their governor. We took on the establishment, we killed a politicians’ pay raise, we ended a corrupt tax-credit program. And when antifa came to Missouri, we stood side-by-side with police officers and we were able to restore law and order and defeat antifa,” he said.

Eric Greitens now stands alone on SJR 39, at least among GOP candidates for governor. Greitens came out against the controversial constitutional amendment that would legally shield people from selling services to same-sex couples.

Endorsements

The Republican Governors association

Seals for truth

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