Gubernatorial Candidate Stumps in Springfield
Photo: Michael Noell and Jay Nixon
Nixon spoke of Matt Blunt’s disappointing first year in office. He’s ”not your father’s Republican, he’s a neo-con, a conservatives conservative.” Nixon berated Blunt for breaking an election eve promise to not cut Medicaid, and pointed out that 337,000 Missourians are now adversely in their health care under Matt Blunt’s first year of office.
"The Republicans are asking the wrong question. They’re asking 'How can we cut Medicaid,' when they should be asking 'How can we maximize our resources to help as many people as we can'." Nixon declared that Missouri is losing $353 million to other states in lost Federal matching money for various health care programs.
Photo: Nixon addresses area Democrats
After his speech, Nixon mixed with well-wishers and addressed individual concerns and questions. Nixon confirmed that the Missouri Ethics Commission referred a second campaign finance ethics violation charged against Matt Blunt to the Attorney General’s office.
Photo: Nixon briefed by Dudley and Kay Martin