The Governor’s Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair took place this morning in Sedalia. This annual event is usually a “must attend” function for Missouri legislators, statewide office holders, members of Congress, and candidates. Usually.
Whatever your view of corporate agriculture, the event does have a reputation of sorts for the ideological political tendencies of those attending. It would be unfair to describe it as monolithic.
There are always displays of yard signs and a gauntlet of t-shirt bedecked volunteers passing out campaign stickers at the entrance to the morning’s festivities.
It’s an opportunity for us to replenish our “b roll” of file photos of Missouri politicians with newer images. The problem is that the members of the General Assembly come by so thick and fast we can’t keep up. But we do get a few photos.
That’s a big hat.
Members of the Genral Assembly do show up.
In all our years of coverage this is, perhaps, my fovorite photo of Denny Hoskins (r):
Still, we’ll get the image. A 400 mm lens does help:
Evidently the bus is gone:
What MAGA has wrought:
Democrats do show up, too. U.S. Senate nominee Trudy Busch Valentine waded into the crowd:
One of the Erics (r) showed up:
The now annual shrine to Donald Trump, situated near the entrance to the breakfast. One of the shrine denizens tried to hand my a flyer inside the event. I brushed him off.
Ironically, we inadvertently left out Governor Mike Parson (r).
It is the Governor’s Ham Breakfast.