Governor Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, issued the following statement on Dave Spence’s victory in the Republican Primary for Governor:
“There’s no question that Missouri is struggling under Governor Jay Nixon. The state economy lags behind neighboring states, tens of thousands of Missourians have lost their jobs and even more are struggling to make ends meet.
Missouri needs a governor like Dave Spence who knows what it takes to create jobs. Dave’s built a successful company that’s employed hundreds of Missourians, and he has a business plan for Missouri that will strengthen the economy and add well-paying jobs.
Unfortunately, the status quo under Jay Nixon simply isn’t working. It’s time for a new direction.”