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In his Bid to Win the Republican Primary, Purgason Challenges Blunt to Sign Contract

As their race to Washington continues, a challenge from United States Senate hopeful Chuck Purgason to fellow Republican candidate Roy Blunt isn’t reducing the competitive tension. KSMU’s Chasity Mayes reports.

After Missouri Senator Chuck Purgason announced that he would be joining southwest Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt in the contest for United States Senate, the Blunt campaign announced that the congressman would be focusing his efforts more on popular Democratic challenger Robin Carnahan.

Recently, Purgason has created a “contract with Missourians” that he has challenged Blunt to sign. The contract stipulates that the individual will not vote for legislation with earmarks, will not have a family member serve as a lobbyist, and will always support a balanced budget.

Purgason says that Blunt can continue to ignore him, and he will continue to focus on being a fresh face to voters with new ideas like the contract.

The August 3rd primary will determine which of the two candidates will be competing in November for a seat in the United States Senate. Other Missourians campaigning for a seat include Robert Praprotnik and Mark Memoly. They are seeking to replace Kit Bond, who is not seeking re-election.

For KSMU News, I’m Chasity Mayes.