ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway told her supporters she let them down Tuesday night after she conceded the Republican primary race for governor to Eric Greitens. But she added she wanted everyone to unite behind Greitens and win in November.
Hanaway began working for the nomination two and a half years ago, trying to re-establish her support network. The last time she ran was in 2004 when she had the GOP nomination for Secretary of State.
Tuesday night she said she did not lack grassroots support. “I think what we didn’t have was persuasion of voters on television with a message that just stuck and obviously the outsider message really stuck with people,” she said.
Hanaway spoke to her supporters with pride noting they did important work standing up for police officers and law and order. She also said she hoped her effort will resonate with young women who want to reach for a goal.