PLUS: KINDER COMES OUT NEGATIVE
***WATCH HIS FIRST TV SPOT BELOW***
PAGE RESPONDS: "Kinder is grasping at any attack his campaign staff can dream up."
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's re-election campaign sent out a press release Wednesday targeting Democratic opponent Sam Page for missing 284 votes in the House since taking office in 2003. "Page, a physician, even missed 31 percent of the meetings of the 2006 Special Committee on Health Care Facilities," said Kinder spokesperson Paul Sloca. But Sloca targeted two votes in particular: A 2005 vote on allowing parents the right to sue people who aid children to get an abortion --AND-- A 2006 vote on restricting eminent domain for economic development.
The Notebook asked Page's campaign about those two specific votes, but Page spokesperson Bret Bender replied with a statement from Rep. Page that doesn't address the charges.
"Lt. Gov. Kinder is grasping at any attack his campaign staff can dream up He knows the polls are showing that we are pulling away," said Rep. Page in the statement. "Lt. Gov. Kinder is launching these attacks in the media and on the air because he is unable to defend a record that includes cutting health services to 400,000 Missourians, using job creation money on a bike race, and putting insurance companies ahead of protecting seniors from investment fraud," added Page.
LEGITIMATE ATTACK . . . OR . . . POLLING TROUBLE FOR KINDER?
KINDER TAPS LOCAL HEADLINE GRABBING DOMINIC JAMES CASE
"Why did Sam Page vote against vital child care reform?," asks Kinder's tough first ad of the season.