Friday, February 22, 2008

Koster Campaign Responds to Donnelly, Harris

Sen. Chris Koster's campaign issued this response to recent criticism by his two rival Democratic candidates for Attorney General:

"As the election draws closer and closer, Chris Koster's opponents are becoming more negative, more often," said Webster Cash, spokesperson for Koster.

"As the only candidate in the race with real law enforcement experience, they are trying to score cheap political points and distract attention from their thin resumes in the courtroom. Koster has, and always will be, an ardent supporter of public education. As Attorney General he will do everything in power to preserve and protect Missouri public schools," Cash said.

You can read Donnelly and Harris criticisms by scrolling down to previous posts.


Tony said...

Talk about not repsonding to the question.

Dave, I would be interested to know if Koster actually missed the vote and if he did why did he miss it. It may not be fair but the very thing that bothers people about Koster is the perception that he has no core values. You can see why voting on vouchers would be a problem for him.

Who came up with the idea that being a county prosecutor is relevant experience to being the attorney general. Chris Koster prosecutor. Jack Danforth, John Ashcroft, Jay Nixon not prosecutors. A very small part of what the attorney general does has anything to do with law enforcement. Dave you can call anyone in Jefferson City and verify this.

Jeff Harris actually managed a division of the office. Although, I like Margaret Donnelly as attorney general Jeff's experience is the most relevant to being the attorney general.

Asquared said...

Tony- Koster missed the committee meeting along with Sen. Jeff Smith of ST. Louis. They (Koster and Smith) also dodged the the midwifes bill vote too. On the "voucher" bill, if you are a democrat it's a double edged sword. The bill targets "specoal needs children" for the voucher. So, it you vote for the bill you are supporting special needs kids, if you vote no your not. Tough vote for a democrat to explain.

Guy Roth said...

I could not agree with Tony more. Not only did Jeff Harris manage a section of the AG's office, he did so under a DEMOCRAT, Jay Nixon.

What is Chris Koster's experience in the office? He was in the AG's office during the darkest days of REPUBLICAN, Bill Webster.

I would like to ask Chris what experience he has a democrat. He says that he is the only one with experience in law enforcement. I guess when he was elected to be a Republican prosecutor we count that in a Democratic primary election. Come on Chris, you are asking Democrats for your vote and you still have not proven that you are a real democrat opposed to someone that came in to the party because you saw that opportunity was ripe for the picking. If you wake up tomorrow and decide that you want to be a republican again, I would be fine with that, it is eventually going to come (precisely when a popular republican president is in office). If you wake up and decide that you still want to be a democrat you might start thinking about taking donations from your pal Rex and start supporting public schools

Greg said...

As a resident of Cass County where Chris Koster got his law enforcement experience, I can say that his tenure must have been heaven sent. Just as he decided that he wanted to move up in the political world, our county began to experience a major crime wave. Even though the county was still very quiet and felt quite safe, the number of prosecutions were suddenly approaching that of a big city. How lucky that we had a law-and-order candidate like Chris Koster as our prosecutor. .

But wait, could it be that Mr. Koster was just trying to make a name for himself, and the citizens of Cass county were victims of his political ambition. I think that might explain why as soon as Mr. Koster left, crimes prosecuted in Cass county went down to the level expected of a county of this size. Could it be that Mr. Koster abused his power to make a name for himself?

Will he do the same at the state level. Apparently when he breaks the campaign financing rules there is no law-and-order prosecutor to see that he is punished. When he is bought and paid for by the highest bidder ($100,000 from a single campaign contribute named Rex Sinquefield), nothing happens to him. It is said that “you get the kind of government you deserve”. I think we deserve better that this unethical creep.