I just wanted to remind everyone to vote in the August primary tomorrow in Missouri, if you can tonight please call a friend or family member that you think may not make it out, hold them accountable.

Clay County ballot is available here if you have not seen it or want to take a copy with you tomorrow to go to the polls. http://www.claycoelections.com/pdfs/aug-3-2010-primary-pr-list.pdf

If you are in Clay County please make sure that you vote for Jay Jones for Clay County Auditor on the Republican ballot. For those that have not followed this William James Norris is the other Republican candidate and a bit of a problem. What we know so far is that he let his CPA certification lapse and is not certificated in the state of Missouri or Kansas. There is some confusion about his actual graduation from William Jewell, it appears that the registrar has no record of his degree. He claims otherwise. If you research his name on Missouri CaseNet you find he has a bit of a sordid past, two restraining orders against him. The first was levied against him in Trenton, MO and it was reissued down here in Liberty at the same address he has listed on his ethics documentation with the state for his election run. Mr. Norris is only 26 years of age with limited job experience, he refuses to answer tough questions about his past and has not involved himself in any real manner in Republican politics in the last 2 years. The problem is he has signs up everywhere and sits at the top of the ballot. Please let your friends and family in Clay County know about this race. Mr. Jones on the other hand is a man that has had a long career in dealing with financial roles, is certificated as a CPA, and is someone that I believe will make a great Auditor here in Clay County.

Please vote Yes on Prop C. Mr. Obama’s birthday is August 4th, let’s send him a wonderful birthday gift from the Show-Me State by passing Prop C!

Other recommendations:

I will be voting for Chuck Purgason in the primary race for US Senate. While I believe Mr. Blunt to be a decent person I believe as a candidate he has lost his way in some specific instances. Approving No Child Left Behind which was the largest expansion of the Federal Department of Education ever, voting for the Bush bailout, his earmarking has been out of control, and receiving campaign funds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. I believe the only way to get real change in WADC is to send Mr. Blunt a wake up call and vote for Chuck Purgason.

I will be voting for Allen Icet in the primary for State Auditor. I really don’t think there are great options here, but I think Mr. Icet is the best choice. I have met and talked with both candidates, Mr. Schweich was a bit of an elitist when I talked with him and lost any chance of ever receiving my vote after he visited with me at the Clay County Pachyderm club. Plus the fact that he promised to follow up with me and then refused to do so is an indication of someone not willing to work for a vote.

Why anyone is challenging Sam Graves in US House-6 I will never know, but of course will be voting for Mr. Graves in this race. He has done an outstanding job in WADC for us and had the courage to even vote against the Bush bailout.

In Missouri House-35 I will be voting for TJ Berry. I met with both candidates and felt that TJ was a better choice, nothing wrong with his opponent though.

I will be voting for Lydia McEvoy in the Collector of Revenue primary, Mr. Doores failed to return his candidate survey to the KC Star and was defeated by Sandra Reeves before. I think Ms. McEvoy stands a better chance of beating Ms. Reeves in the general. She is top of the ballot as well.

I will be voting for Mike Ebenroth for Recorder of Deeds. The story of Mr. Lawson arrival on this ballot is a strange one. Originally filed as a Democrat for Presiding Commissioner and then somehow forgot to file his paperwork with the ethics commission. No way should this guy be elected.

  1. wadingacross says:

    I too am going to vote for Purgason, Icet and Prop C. I wonder how much choir preaching we’re doing though?

    The people we really need to reach are the moderate Republicans. Roy has name recognition and GOP backing. Most people are going to vote for him when there’s a large field of candidates and I suspect that most of the other votes the other candidates will get would affect Purgason’s count far more than it’d affect Blunt’s.

    The only thing is, I’m unfamiliar if there’s one or more well known and used moderate/mainline GOP blogs and/or message boards for Missouri. That’s the place to post comments and argue for Purgason and Icet.

    Lastly, the concern on Aug. 4th, if Purgason and Icet manage to win their primaries, is to make sure that the GOP wholeheartedly backs both candidates, especially monetarily. If the GOP decides to hold a grudge and withhold some money and verbal support, both elections could easily go to Carnahan and Montee.

    • ClayCoMOPolitics says:

      Totally agreed, you need to read some of my past posts, I have been very fair to Mr. Blunt and have outwardly stated that I would support whoever wins in the general.

  2. David Lash says:

    Although it is morally satisfying to vote for the “best conservative” candidate for each office, but we have to take a realistic strategic position for the general elections. A quick look at the Senate candidates makes it clear that only Blunt has sufficient name recognition to compete with Carnahan in November. Thus, whether he’s our favorite or not is immaterial – we MUST put a Republican in the seat in November, ergo vote for Blunt.

    Unfortunately, it’s very difficult for even the most promising new faces to achieve sufficient exposure to prevail even in a primary – much less a general election! The cost of campaigning and the length of the campaign cycle is absurd, but I doubt that will change soon since the incumbents have no incentive to promote any kind of campaign fiance reform. So, we’re often stuck choosing a lesser candidate but above all we need a winner!

    • ClayCoMOPolitics says:

      David, I don’t agree with your rationalization of your primary vote. But I will be supporting Mr. Blunt in the general, my expectation though is that you join me and all principled conservatives in the coming 6 years of holding Mr. Blunt’s feet to the fire on every vote. It’s your thought processes that have enabled Republicrats to put this country in the shape it has been, so now I hope your actions work to correct this situation.

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