Blunt Ekes Out
Win in Missouri
Wednesday morning, Republican Secretary of State Matt Blunt was declared
the winner of Missouri's close race for the governor's mansion.
Despite the record-breaking
amount of money spent and a series of attack ads from both candidates,
the governor's race remained a virtual dead heat even in the final stretch.
Blunt Fit in Last-Minute Campaign Stops
November 1, 2004
polls showing a contest too close to call, Missouri's gubernatorial
candidates spent the last days of the race campaigning across the state
to win over undecided voters and invigorate their supporters.
Democratic state auditor Claire McCaskill took her "Experience Tour"
from St. Louis to Maryville in the northern part of the state, while
Republican Secretary of State Matt Blunt made stops between St. Louis
County and Independence on a cross-state "Victory Tour."
candidate voters elect on Tuesday, they will be making history. If McCaskill
wins, she will become the first female governor in the state's history.
If Blunt triumphs, it will be the first time in 84 years that Republicans
control all of Missouri state government. The GOP presently has majorities
in the state House and Senate.
Gov. Candidates Clash in Debates
October 25, 2004
With nine days before Missourians head to the polls, Democratic state
auditor Claire McCaskill and Republican Secretary of State Matt Blunt
clashed in two debates last week over who has the best experience and
vision to serve as the state's next governor.
Launch First Negative Ads
September 24, 2004
The hotly contested Missouri governor's race took a turn in mid-September,
as both candidates and their supporters began airing ads that attacked
the opponent's tax proposals and even personal tax practices.