Majority leader U.S. Senator Bill Frist will be in Springfield Tuesday morning to rally for Sen. Jim Talent's re-election bid. The event will be held at the Lamplighter Inn on South Glenstone at 11 a.m.
According to the release, Sen. Talent will address key differences between himself and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill. Talent is also set to discuss his plan to lower the cost of healthcare and keep taxes low for Missourians.
The Springfield stop is just one of several by Frist for Talent. Frist will also attend rallies in Joplin, Bolivar, Lebanon and Rolla.
The visit by Frist just comes 3 days before President Bush's visit to the Ozarks, first reported exclusively by KY3 News. Logistics of the President's visit are still being worked out. But sources say the President will speak in Springfield on early Friday morning, possibly somewhere within the 9 a.m. hour. KY3 News is planning to televise the President's speech live. A Republican source also tells the KY3 Blog that Bush will also rally for Sen. Talent in Joplin. An official announcement by the White House about the Bush visit could come as early as Tuesday.