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'Dark Money' Pours Into Missouri

Luetkemeyer and Rucker
Andrea Tudhope
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KCUR 89.3
Republican Tony Luetkemeyer and Democrat Martin Rucker spoke with Statehouse Blend Missouri host Brian Ellison about their race in Missouri Senate District 34

The influence of money in today's politics is undeniable, in Missouri and everywhere else. We explore campaign contributions, PACs, "dark money" groups and more, not only in big races like the U.S. Senate race between Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley, but also in tight local races like the fight for the Missouri Senate seat in Platte and Buchanan Counties. We talk with Republican Tony Luetkemeyer and Democrat Martin Rucker, and St. Louis Public Radio's Jo Mannies. (For more of the conversation about issues in the 34th District Senate race, visit kcur.org next week.)

Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.