Trumpoids at the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast (August 18, 2016)
Yesterday we made our annual pilgrimage to Sedalia for the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast, the largest concentration of politicians and office holders in one place in the state – outside of Jefferson City when the General Assembly is in session. It’s an opportunity for us to drive a relatively short distance and photograph (and sometime talk with) candidates and office holders. The entrance to this year’s breakfast was a more crowded and raucous affair than previous years. Even surreal. At one point Roy Blunt’s (r) cornfield image wrapped campaign bus was escorted along the entrance path by a golf cart – that driver parted the crowd with warnings to make way. I quipped to someone standing next to me that the scene needed to be accompanied by G. F. Handel’s “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from his oratorio Solomon. That surreal.
Everywhere, signs. For Jason Kander (D) at the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast – August 18, 2016.
In to the lion’s den. A contingent from a rational group passed out leaflets to breakfast attendees running the gauntlet of candidate volunteers at the entrance to the breakfast – August 18, 2016.
Some of the candidates:
Mike Parson (r), the republican party nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
Because asking politely for people to comply with the law always seems to work out so well (April 15, 2015)
Jay Ashcroft (r), the republican party nominee for Secretary of State.
The legacy demonstrates difficulty understanding concepts taught on a children’s television show (May 20, 2015)
Russ Carnahan (D), the Democratic Party nominee for Lieutenant Governor.
Inciting Tea Party rage – when is enough too much? Ask Russ Carnahan. (March 25, 2010)
Campaign Finance: no question (August 13, 2016)
Eric Greitens (r), the republican party nominee for Governor.
Because we can.
Eric Greitens (r) – January 2016 Quarterly Campaign Finance Report – “Running for governor in which state?” (January 17, 2016)
Campaign Finance: Oh, like they couldn’t come up with another $25,000.00? (July 18, 2016)
Campaign Finance: not exactly a paragon of transparency (August 11, 2016)
Representative Vicky Hartzler (r), the incumbent in the 4th Congressional District.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Your famos! (October 23, 2015)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): the Harper Valley PTA (March 8, 2016)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Zika Chutzpah (June 29, 2016)
Representative Billy Long (r), the incumbent in the 7th Congressional District.
Rep. Billy Long (r): It’s your party… (December 30, 2015)
Chris Koster (D), the Democratic Party nominee for Governor.
Chris Koster (D) in Columbia, Missouri – August 5, 2016 (August 6, 2016)
Chris Koster (D) – video by Jerry Schmidt – 8/5/2016 (August 6, 2016)
Chris Koster (D) in Columbia, Missouri – media questions – August 5, 2016 (August 6, 2016)
Teresa Hensley (D), the Democratic Party nominee for Attorney General.
Wait, is that a happy tracker in the background? [It is.]
Teresa Hensley (D).
Teresa Hensley (D): “…they absolutely told us who they were and what they stand for.” (September 21, 2012)
Teresa Hensley (D) and Jake Zimmerman (D) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (April 21, 2016)
Nice people (August 3, 2016)
Campaign Finance: Oh, yes, there is a big difference. (August 12, 2016)
Senator Roy Blunt (r), the incumbent in the U.S. Senate race.
Does Roy really heart Donald? (August 13, 2016)
Does Roy Blunt really want to run on his record? (August 13, 2016)
Well, there is that lobbyist thing. (August 15, 2016)
Blunt was against Medicare before he he was for it (August 17, 2016)
Josh Hawley (r), the republican party nominee for Attorney General.
Understanding your job… (September 5, 2015)
Campaign Finance: it all depends on what your definition of “grass roots” is (May 2, 2016)