Politics & Government

October 25, 2008

GOP fervor fades in reliably Republican corner of Missouri

Southwest Missouri has long been Republican, but John McCain faces a challenge getting its voters out. He needs their passion to counter Missouri’s energized Democrats in urban areas, but many would prefer a candidate like U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. The Republican physician stirred up primary voters with his calls to abolish the Federal Reserve and pull U.S. troops out of Iraq.

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