Sunday, July 25, 2010

KC Star Endorses Bill Stouffer in Republican 4th Congressional District Primary

Today the KC Star endorsed Bill Stouffer as "the best of a crowded field" in their recommendations for the August 3rd primary election in Missouri.

"The many national challenges — a still-struggling economy, too few jobs, rising health insurance costs, two wars and continued terrorism threats — have attracted a bevy of candidates for Missouri’s congressional races. The retirement of U.S. Sen. Kit Bond creates the most prominent opening.

Many of the candidates are new faces. But, when determining the candidates who would best serve Missouri’s interests in Washington D.C., or at least who would provide November voters with the most solid choices, a theme emerged: Experience counts. The best of some very crowded fields know their way around politics. In these complicated times, that matters.

For voters heading to the polls on Aug. 3, expect some rather long primary ballots. With that in mind, here are The Star’s recommendations in selected primaries:"

"...State Senator Bill Stouffer of Jefferson City is the best of a crowded field. Stouffer is a fiscal conservative who has realized the importance of spending for economic development, particularly as chairman of Missouri’s Senate Transportation Committee where he proposed widening Interstates 70 and 44.

The other candidates are State Sen. Vicky Hartzler, Harrisonville; Brian Clark, Cleveland; Arthur John Madden, Malta Bend; Eric James McElroy, Tunas; Jeff Parnell, Rogersville; Brian Riley, Marshall; James Scholz, Warrensburg; and Roy Viessman, Jefferson City..."

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