(From the Missouri Republican Party)
“2014 is going to be a great year for Republicans in the Show-Me state. 237 Republicans decided that leadership, not political rhetoric, is going to be the central theme this year.
“Nearly half of all candidates filed for the offices of United States Congress are Republicans. The failed policies of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi are punishing the hard-working citizens of Missouri, as well as millions of Americans across the country.
“Democrats have failed to field candidates in 22 legislative races statewide. The ballot strength of Republicans this year was made clearer by Missouri Democrats failure to mount a challenge to Republican State Auditor Tom Schweich. It is the first time since 1878 Democrats have failed to file for the office.
“Republicans have led by example, proving that principled leadership and honesty are still values Americans believe in. From the president’s mistruths to the governor’s disrespect of the citizens he leads, Republican leadership will continue to be the voice of common sense, holding in check the reckless and misguided policies the Democrats are trying to force on Missourians.”