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When running for office is your third job

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First-time Democratic candidate Sarah Shorter is taking on Missouri Senator Tony Luetkemeyer — but working two other jobs and running against an incumbent in a Republican district is no easy task. Plus: Why pumpkin patches and apple orchards are bringing more people out to visit farms.

A Democratic candidate is hoping to unseat the incumbent Republican in a race for the Missouri Senate. As KCUR’s Celisa Calacal reports, the political newcomer faces daunting obstacles taking on a legislative leader.

For many people, fall is marked by taking trips to the pumpkin patch, getting lost in a corn maze or catching a hay ride. All of those activities are a part of the booming “agricultural tourism” industry. As Harvest Public Media’s Xcaret Nuñez reports, welcoming visitors to their farms is also a source of income for producers.

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