In a rare attempt to weigh in on the Republican primary for Governor, The Missouri Democratic Party is calling on Congressman Kenny Hulshof's campaign to apologize to Sarah Steelman for mocking her crowd sizes during her bus tour.
"In a squabble over campaign crowd size, Hulshof campaign manager John Hancock, Friday, was quoted in the news saying Hulshof crowds are consistently 70 or greater," said Zac Wright, the party spokesperson dedicated to the race for Governor.
"Yet, even after publicizing an event today in Webb City, the Hulshof campaign had no crowd show up," Wright said. "I think it's time Hancock retract his statement and offer Congressman Hulshof's primary opponent an apology. It seems neither Republican is getting the "groundswell" of support Hancock referenced in his interview published on Friday," he added.
The link to the piece in question is here: http://ky3.blogspot.com/2008/07/roe-roe-roe-your-boat.html
Wright said Hulshof has been trying to publicize events along his job tour. He points to a script from the CBS (KOAM) affiliate in Joplin:
""KENNY HULSHOF HAS KICKED OFF A TEN-DAY STATEWIDE TOUR FOCUSING ON IDEAS TO BOLSTER MISSOURI'S ECONOMY AND HE'S COMING TO THE FOUR STATES. HULSHOF WILL BE IN WEBB CITY TODAY AT CARDINAL SCALE AT ONE O'CLOCK. LEADING UP TO THE AUGUST FIFTH PRIMARY, HULSHOF WILL BE VISITING WITH BUSINESS OWNERS TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES THEY CURRENTLY FACE AND WAYS TO MOVE MISSOURI'S ECONOMY FORWARD."
The Hulshof campaign has said that these stops are not designed to be rallies but rather small meetings with business owners.