There was a parade in Stockton, Missouri this afternoon. Three hours before the start of the parade the first thing you can’t help noticing when you turn on to South Street is the large number of empty lawn chairs already occupying spaces along the parade route. Over those next three hours those lawn chairs and more filled up.
Local parades are an opportunity for candidates to interact with a large crowd of people, most of of whom probably live in the district.
Along the parade route – at 11:30 a.m. (left) and at 1:30 p.m. (right).
Cass County Prosecutor and 4th Congressional District candidate Teresa Hensley (D) took that opportunity to walk the parade and talk with voters before the parade at a meet and greet at a home along the parade route.
The parade started at around 2:00 p.m.
Teresa Hensley (D) was entry number fourteen (of over a hundred):
I love Missouri. On a classic vehicle (one among many) in the parade:
In addition to the candidates other entries included middle school and high school marching bands, organization floats, classic cars, classic tractors, and high school queens:
Inigo Montoya: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
Vicky Hartzler (r) wasn’t present, but there was an entry toward the end of the parade:
Lex Luthor: “Guy’s a clod. Promises were made, gifts exchanged….”
Back in August:
Harrisonville – Vicky Hartzler stated today, “Like many Missourians, I found Congressman Akin’s comments baffling, disturbing and misinformed. Over the last few days I have attempted to communicate with him personally; however, my repeated attempts have been unsuccessful. Due to the serious nature of this issue, I hope and pray he will make the right decision for himself, his family and our country and follow the advice of Senators Blunt, Bond, Ashcroft, Talent and Danforth.”
That was then, this is now.