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“Steve Kraske Gets it right?” HA!!! | Missouri Political News Service

“Steve Kraske Gets it right?” HA!!!

October 12th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

washingtonpost.com’s Politics Blog:

Missouri: As usual when it comes to Missouri politics, Kansas City Star political correspondent Steve Kraske gets it right. Kraske wrote in a recent column that Gov. Matt Blunt’s (R) re-election chances hinge on whether he lets a 2005 decision to cut Medicaid rolls in order to close a $1 billion budget shortfall define his first four years or not.

In a recent sitdown with The Fix, state Attorney General Jay Nixon (D) made very clear that his campaign will seek to make the 2008 vote a referendum on that decision by Blunt. “He came in and made a fundamental mistake,” said Nixon. Is it that simple? It just might be. Expect Republicans to continue to bang on alleged ethical missteps by Nixon, turning the race into a devil-you-know vs devil-you-don’t contest. Nixon appears ready for that sort of bloodbath; “You only have to be better than the guy you’re running against.” he said. What a campaign slogan! (Previous ranking: 3) Read more…



Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Kansas City · Matt Blunt

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