There were approximately 450 people in attendance at the Ike Skelton campaign event held tonight at the Johnson County Fairgrounds just west of Warrensburg. Congressman Gene Taylor (D-MS 4), one of Congressman Skelton’s colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee, was a guest of the dean of Missouri’s congressional delegation.

Congressman Ike Skelton (D) listens to a constituent.

A number of legislative district, state senate, and statewide candidates were also in attendance, taking the opportunity to connect with voters and party activists from the twenty five county area which makes up the 4th Congressional District.

Sam Page (center), the Democratic Party nominee for Lt. Governor.

Jim Jackson (right), the Democratic Party candidate in the 121st Legislative District.

Carla Keough, the Democratic Party candidate in the 125th Legislative District.

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and Missouri Attorney General (and Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee) Jay Nixon pose for a photo with supporters.

Robin Carnahan and Ike Skelton.

Congressman Gene Taylor (left) (D-MS) shares a shares an observation with an attendee. Note that the black t-shirt states, “01-20-09” – dubya’s last day in office.