Tuesday, October 21, 2008

B.J. Marsh Backs Nixon for Governor

The outgoing and unpredictable Republican House lawmaker from Springfield throws his support behind the Democratic candidate.
"Times are tough, and families in Missouri are hurting. Now more than ever before, we need a Governor who can bring this state together and get us moving forward again. I’ve known Jay Nixon for 20 years, and I know that he’ll roll up his sleeves and get the job done, like he always has. I’m supporting Jay Nixon for Governor because I know, without a doubt, that he will bring about the change our state needs. As someone who is heavily involved at Missouri State University, I am particularly concerned about the ability of Missouri families to afford a college education. Tuition is skyrocketing, and too many students are graduating with tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Jay Nixon has put forward a plan, called the Missouri Promise, to create a pathway for middle-class students to get a four-year degree and graduate debt free. Jay Nixon knows we must help prepare our young people to compete in the new economy."
"Jay Nixon also understands that in order to turn this economy around, we must get serious about embracing science and technology. From life science to plant science to new energy solutions, Jay will fight to bring next generation jobs here to Missouri. That’s the kind of leadership we need right now."
"For me, this election isn’t about whether someone is a Democrat or a Republican. It’s about electing the best candidate to move Missouri forward, and that’s Jay Nixon. People know that I tell it like it is. Here’s the deal: Jay Nixon will work across the aisle to get things done for Missouri families. Enough said."

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