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Campaign Accelerators Pressed In Missouri Senate Campaigns

Dan Verbeck

Leading into weekend campaigning, supporters of the two leading candidates for the U.S. Senate race in Missouri show no sign of slackening efforts.The Todd Akin Republican campaign is on the move in more rural areas, while Democrat Claire McCaskill’s is back in Kansas City.

Senator McCaskill was knocking on doors seeking votes.

The machine of her campaign includes labor organizations including the Retirees  Council of Laborers Local 264 near the old Bannister Road federal complex.

Council President Robert "Butch" Bowen says apprentices have been working with older members to pass the McCaskill message--“we’ve got 3 or 4 different scripts in there that get put in front of everybody when they’re making phone calls, scripts about social security or right to  work or things like that. So we kind of inform people, if they wish to be informed.”

Congressman Akin’s campaign is on a bus tour around the state, although the  Chair of the Missouri Republican Party says Akin himself is not aboard.

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