Eric Greitens

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KCTV) – Former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has filed to again run for statewide office, but not until 2024.

In new documents filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, the “Greitens for Missouri” campaign is running for an undetermined statewide race in the Republican primary set for August 6, 2024.

Jack Neyens, a financial consultant from St. Louis and former VP of Greitens’ non-profit The Mission Continues, is listed and the campaign’s treasurer. A campaign finance report from April shows that that the campaign currently has more than $430,000 cash on hand.

Greitens resigned his office in 2018 in the middle of scandals over an affair and campaign finance violations.

Greitens has been coming back into the spotlight lately. Earlier this year he claimed victory and said an MEC report “exonerated” him of any wrongdoing. The report report did lead to a fine for Greitens campaign, but the the candidate himself was personally cleared of wrongdoing.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Greitens stopped by multiple “first responder” agencies around the state to deliver N95 masks to staff. However, 150 of those masks, which were delivered to agencies in Columbia, were faulty.

There had been some speculation that Greitens would challenge current Missouri Governor Mike Parson in the August 4 Republican primary this campaign season, but the deadline to register for that election has since passed.

KCTV5.com is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<


Copyright 2020 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.