The race for governor in Missouri between incumbent Democrat Jay Nixon and Republican Dave Spence has become spirited with each of the candidates loaded with not-completely-accurate ammunition for personal attacks and mega dollars for advertising. Nixon has enjoyed a substantial lead, but Spence has closed the gap somewhat.
Nixon the last four years has had a steady hand on the government. Missouri’s fiscal house is in order and that perhaps is the strongest argument that he be retained. Other states have major financial problems. He and the General Assembly have maintained balanced budgets without raising taxes. The state’s AAA credit rating is intact.
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