Kevin Donohoe, spokesman for her marketing campaign, attributed her loss to Trump’s large win in Missouri on Tuesday, and stated Galloway ran an brisk marketing campaign with sturdy labor assist.
“I don’t assume any particular person techniques from Uniting Missouri had a lot to do with it. I believe it was in regards to the context of the presidential election,” he stated.
Galloway hadn’t received an area election earlier than Gov. Jay Nixon appointed her Boone County treasurer in 2011 and state auditor in 2015. She received 50% of the vote in 2018 to safe a four-year time period as auditor.
“She was not solely undefined,” Barklage stated, “I believe as somebody who was appointed to at least one place after which one other place, she didn’t have the abilities that one would get from going by means of these sorts of races.”
Galloway didn’t match the mildew of most different Missouri Democrats who had run for governor.
In contrast to Chris Koster, Nixon and Bob Holden, she is a girl.
Republicans stated Galloway’s marketing campaign differed in technique from Koster’s race in 2016 — specializing in producing file suburban assist on the expense of securing rural votes.
Koster, a former Republican, had the backing of the Missouri Farm Bureau.
Whereas Koster additionally received the endorsement of the Nationwide Rifle Affiliation, Galloway was backed by groups resembling Mothers Demand Motion, which seeks extra stringent gun legal guidelines.
Koster finally misplaced to “conservative outsider” Eric Greitens 4 years in the past by 6 factors; Galloway misplaced this yr by 17.