Politics & Government

October 25, 2010 1:01 AM

Ike Skelton, veteran Missouri Democrat, faces strong challenge

The race in Missouri between veteran Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton and GOP challenger Vicky Hartzler has become emblematic of the powerful political currents this fall that could shipwreck some longstanding Democratic battleships like Skelton, who have sailed easily to re-election for years.

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