ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Does Missouri's state government need to be blown up and rebuilt? Or is it time for more bi-partisan efforts by political leaders who already know one another?
"We do we have a broken culture in the state of Missouri," said Eric Greitens.
"Experience matters in this campaign," said Chris Koster.
In the words of the leading candidates, that's the heart of the choice Missouri voters have in this year's race for governor. Attorney General Chris Koster, formerly a Republican and now a Democrat , promotes his 22 years in government and Republican roots as a big advantage. Eric Greitens, a retired Navy seal and founder of a charity for veterans, grew up a Democrat but now is a Republican. He promises new ideas in government.
Both men agree Missouri's transportation system needs new investment dollars to support future economic growth. Koster promises a bi-partisan plan to finance road, bridge and port repairs will be on the ballot in two years. Greitens wants to win back taxpayer trust by tracking government accountability.