Kander launches bus tour, while Blunt prepares to head out on his own

On two points, Missouri’s two major candidates for the U.S. Senate seem to agree: Skip your presidential convention, and hit the road in a campaign bus.

Democratic candidate Jason Kander, currently Missouri’s secretary of state, on Monday launched a bus tour of 50 towns. Kander’s theme for his eight-day road trip is the lack of action by Congress before it left on a seven-week recess.

The Republican he hopes to replace, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, will head out on his own bus tour next week. Called the “More Jobs, Less Government Bus Tour,” the trip will highlight “his work to rein in an out-of-control federal government that is stifling opportunities for families.”

Neither candidate has a serious opponent in next week’s primary.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio


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