weekly interview with KZRG this morning was that he was in Springfield Wednesday night when the final presidential debate took place in his home away from home Las Vegas.
Long, who has yet to hold a town hall meeting in Joplin (or anywhere else for that matter) since he was first elected in 2010, told KZRG Morning News Watch host Chad Elliot he was headed to Joplin for events today.
"It's great to hear from the local people about what's going on."
Long also weighed in on the debate, declaring Trump was the hands-down winner.
"It was his best debate yet. I thought he did really well. He won it going away. People were texting me during the debate about how well he was doing and then you wake up the next morning and the mainstream media says Hillary won the debate last night. Can you believe that Donald J. Trump said maybe he wouldn't accept the election results?"
Long, who was one of the first Missouri politicans to endorse Trump said the election appears to be going well for his candidate. "Trump's staff is really encouraged by the numbers they are seeing."
But then again, he notes, if Trump loses, you can lay the blame on the doorstep of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and the Republicans who are not behind Trump. "They care more about their own hides than the next 50 years in this country," he said, referring to Supreme Court justices the next president will likely appoint.