The presumptive Republican candidate for Missouri Governor, Dave Spence, says Democrat Jay Nixon is not doing a thing to help grow the state economy.
Spence is a wealthy St. Louis businessman who made his fortune as a manufacturer of plastic containers. He is a virtual outsider in state politics, having never run for political office before. Spence addressed members of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA) on Friday.
Mr. Spence accused Nixon of stifling growth, by imposing layers of unnecessary regulations on the private sector.