In Missouri legal professional basic’s race, Republican focuses on violent crime, Democrat on well being care | Politics

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In Missouri attorney general’s race, Republican focuses on violent crime, Democrat on health care | Politics

Finneran said he will allocate resources to enforcing environmental and civil rights laws and will file a lawsuit against China for handling the COVID-19 pandemic, which "has no chance of recovering a penny for Missouri taxpayers."

“My top priority after my election will be to get rid of the political lawsuits and stunts that Eric Schmitt was involved in during his tenure and to redirect the office's energy to where it should be: that's protecting the people in Missouri and Missouri Contribute to Eliminating Corruption and Political Preference in State Government, ”Finneran said.

Chrismer, Schmitt's spokesman, said Finneran hadn't focused its platform on combating violent crime at all, the main problem facing Missourians.

"Missourians are concerned about the rise in violent crime," he said, adding that Finneran did not make combating violent crime a priority in the post-mailing guide for voters. "Attorney General Schmitt has made the fight against violent crime and the protection of victims a central issue in his public service."

Schmitt raised more money than Finneran and stepped into October with $ 723,000 in his campaign account. Finneran had $ 136,000.

Schmitt's MO Opportunity PAC, which can receive unlimited contributions, had spent $ 2.2 million at the end of September and just $ 21,000 last month, according to the Missouri Ethics Committee.