8 Days: Candidates “meet and greet” voters in Seneca

(SENECA, Mo.) Candidates from state house seats, county positions, and U.S. Congress met with voters in Seneca Monday night, just 8 days before the August primary. Representatives from the 130,…

(SENECA, Mo.) Candidates from state house seats, county positions, and U.S. Congress met with voters in Seneca Monday night, just 8 days before the August primary.

Representatives from the 130, 131, Newton County Circuit Clerk, and Newton County Commissioner were all on hand.

Jeff Wisdom, candiate for the 7th congressional seat, told voters “I’d encourage you to not listen to a lot of the media that tells you this race is already decided. There are eight individuals that desserve a chance.”

Of those eight, four were in attendance at Seneca. Billy Long was unable to attend, so his Political Director Curtis Trent spoke for him.

Trent said “Billy took principled stance on [earmarks].” “ “They’ re a sweetener, if you will,” Trent said. He said Long “thinks that we need to get off of earmarks alltogether” and that he would, “introduce legislation to end earmarks permanently.”

These statements come on the eve of Americans for Job Security’s ad featuring Long’s support for an airport earmark, dubbing it “Billy Long’s Bus Terminal to Nowhere.” Long’s camp was quick to blame Nodler and Goodman’s Washington “buddies” for the ad.

Mike Moon said, “Our nation is being flushed down the toilet.” “If we don’t make some constitutional changes in our Congress, we don’t have much longer being a free nation.”

Buzz Ball, candidate for County Comissioner, said “we don’t want any more profesional politicians on the county level.” Following the direct attack on his opponent State Representative Marilyn Ruestman, Ball said, “Well, son of a gun, I don’t happen to be a professional politician.”

Ruestman didn’t shy away from her political connections, telling voters she’d use that to help the county. She also released a list of projects she worked on for each city in Newton county.

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