Anti-Greitens Republicans launch super PAC in Missouri ahead of primary
The super PAC is finding its big dolor donors in allies of Sen. Minority leader Mitch McConnell.
Republicans opposed to the Senate candidacy of former Missouri GOP Gov. Eric Greitens have launching a group to halt stop his bid to win the state party nomination.
The group – Show Me Values – will starting Friday run TV ads targeting Greitens, according to an initial report by Politico,
The group will reportedly spend more than $1 million on commercials over the next week and will likely remain involved in the race through the state's August primary.
The ads reportedly target Greitens for being involved in "scandal after scandal," pointing to his forced resignation from the governorship and recent allegations made by his ex-wife, who is battling Greitens for custody of the former couple's young children.
The super PAC is currently being supported by big dollar donors like Rex and Jeanne Sinquefield, who are supporting Attorney General Eric Schmitt's candidacy for Senate.
Greitens pointed out Thursday that the Sinquefields have been consistent contributors to Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and the Senate Leadership Fund. Greitens has repeatedly said he would vote to oust McConnell from his Senate leadership position, should be be elected.
Despite a contentious and divided primary field, Greitens has consistently polled ahead of rivals including Schmitt, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, and Rep. Billy Long.
Greitens made waves earlier this week when he released a controversial campaign ad, in which the candidate can be seen holding a rifle and encouraging supporters to acquire "RINO (Republican in Name Only) hunting permit(s)."
The ad was flagged by Twitter and removed by Facebook for violating community standards.