gubernatorial campaign Early Mo. gov's race new political norm By Associated Press • Feb 17, 2014 File photo / KBIA It's barely 2014. Candidates haven't even officially begun filing for this year's elections. Yet Missouri's 2016 gubernatorial campaign is in full swing. Mo. GOP governor candidate gives campaign $500,000 By Associated Press • Jul 4, 2012 spenceforgovernor.com Republican businessman Dave Spence has chipped in another half-million dollars to his Missouri gubernatorial campaign.