With Missouri just one state among more than 20 with nomination contests today, none of the leading contenders seem to have the time or resources to compete aggressively here. And their sometimes-flummoxed local volunteers have been left to fend for themselves.
The only presidential candidate to campaign in the county, Rudolph W. Giuliani, quit the race last week. Republican voters marvel at how little mail they have received from the presidential contenders. Many officeholders haven't been asked for their endorsement.
"I haven't been contacted by any of the campaigns," said Steve Ehlmann, the popular county executive who was previously a Republican leader in the state General Assembly. "People are not talking about the election as much as they maybe should be."
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
L. A. Times: GOP has not had time to campaign effectively in Missouri
With primaries in two dozen states today, Republican candidates have had little time to work Missouri, according to an article in today's Los Angeles Times. The article emphasizes St. Charles County: