Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sam Page Poised to Win

One of my most pleasant political moments of the past year was the opportunity to sit down and chat with Dr. Sam Page, the leading Democratic nominee for Missouri Lieutenant Governor. Dr. Page is bright, compassionate, genuine and freakishly well-qualified for the Lieutenant Governor position.

The lieutenant governor spot is usually a place to park a political hack while he waits for his turn to run for something else. That's how the Republican party is using it now, and thus we have Peter Kinder taking up space in that office.

The power of incumbency ought to have given Kinder a massive lead, but Dr. Sam Page's dedication to the position and hard work have now drawn him even with Kinder in cash on hand, and the momentum has shifted strongly in Dr. Page's advantage. Kinder actually lost money in the past quarter, and Dr. Page is now even with him in cash on hand.

More shockingly, Kinder made a terrible mistake in hiring Richard AuBuchon - a central figure in the Blunt email scandal - to be his Chief of Staff. Kinder's prior Chief of Staff was forced to resign after he got caught furnishing pornography to a minor. In a nutshell, Kinder has gone from a guy who got caught in an internet scandal to one who has created one. Great work.

The indefatigable Stephen Bough over at Blog CCP has more on this tale of a quiet, hard-working, well-qualified Democrat kicking the daylights out of a Republican who should have had an easy time retaining his office, if he weren't Peter Kinder.

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Anonymous Served with Scott and gets them too said...

Wait until they find all the smutty joke emails that former state representative Scott Lakin sent to him again, and again and again.

7/16/2008 8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't care where Harris is, or anyone else, as long as KOSTER loses.

ANYBODY BUT KOSTER, thats my motto.

I had enough of him is Cass County to last a life time!!!

7/17/2008 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Sam Page have an anti-spam policy? I.e. only sending campaign e-mail to those who have opted-in to his list?

7/19/2008 6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know, but I have received spam from many campaigns. By spam I mean unsolicited bulk e-mail -- i.e. I have never opted-in to their lists.

7/19/2008 9:14 PM  
Blogger moLTgov said...

Michael E. Carter, the leading candidate for the Democratic spot as Missouri's Lieutenant Governor, is the only person who can truly bring ethics, responsibility, and leadership to the Lt. Gov's office and respect for the voters.

The further a candidate is from having been a politician, the better. This makes Carter the only real choice.

If you haven't heard of (or from) Michael E. Carter yet, you will soon enough.

Chad Carter

7/20/2008 9:15 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

Chad -

In what manner do you think that Mr. Carter is the "leading" candidate?

It it true that he voted for Perot in '92 and '96? Has he ever voted for a Democrat for President?

We already have one fauz democrat running for statewide political office - I see no need to support another.

7/20/2008 9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


What is Michael Carter's policy on spam?


7/21/2008 4:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it possible that Chad doesn't intend to come back to this blog and just did a one-shot posting?

7/22/2008 7:36 PM  

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