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Republican candidates for Missouri Governor debate

The four Republican candidates for Missouri Governor faced off Thursday night in a debate at the Missouri Theater.

The Republican candidates are suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner, former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, former U.S. attorney and state House speaker Catherine Hanaway and Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.

One of the topics to come up was the unrest at the University of Missouri and funding to the UM system. All of the candidates spoke about the need for stronger leadership.

Candidates didn’t agree on everything, though. Things got heated between Kinder and Greitens.

“He’s an outsider to the conservative movement and the republican party in the state of Missouri,” Kinder said.

Greitens responded to Kinder saying, “While you have been playing politics as a career politician, I was out on the field of battle happily defending our constitution that I took an oath to defend.”

Missouri’s state-level primaries for both parties will be in august.

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