MO-- There are four Republicans asking voters for the chance to run for governor this fall. We start with business man Dave Spence and why he thinks his background is what Missouri needs. "I'm a little different - I've not run for political office. I've been running a business for 27 years and there's not been a business person run our state since 1937. I think it's time. We have a 24 billion dollar budget. That's a lot of money, that should be more than enough to run our state. It's time we looked at everything we did and showed leadership. It's time to put politics aside and do what's right for 114 counties and 5.9 people."
Businessman Bill Randles is also seeking the Republican nod - with an emphasis on changing the business environment in the state. "If we do four things, we can make this a good place to do business again. One we have to become a right to work state. Two, we have to have comprehensive judicial reform including a loser pays tort system to stop frivolous litigation. Three, we have to get rid of the income tax. It's killing jobs and the government is using it to control what we do. Four, we have to have comprehensive regulatory reform get the government out of your business."
Spence and Randles both spoke at a Newton County Republican gathering Tuesday night. Two other candidates are on the ticket but did not appear - John Weiler and Fred Sauer.