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Missouri Senator does not want to be ignored

Date: September 24, 2009
By: Rebecca Stephen
State Capitol Bureau

Intro:  A Missouri Senator is tired of being snubbed.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Missouri Senator Chuck Purgason announced he wants U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt to stop avoiding him.

Purgason is in the running for Senator Kit Bond's Senate seat which he'll vacate next year.

Purgason says he wants to talk about the federal deficit problem with Blunt but he continues to be ignored.

Actuality:  PURG1.WAV
Run Time:  00:11
Description: "Too many of our elected leaders have become part of the problem whether than part of the solution. I have asked my opponent to sit down and talk about the future of the party, but he refuses to even acknowledge me."

Blunt's campaign did not offer comment on the matter.

From the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Stephen.

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Intro:  A Missouri Senator is done with being avoided by his party members.
RunTime:  0:31
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Missouri Senator Chuck Purgason says he is tired of being ignored by Congressman Roy Blunt at a press conference he held at the state capitol.

Purgason says many elected leaders are not helping the federal deficit problem and he would just like to talk to Blunt to discuss this issues.

Actuality:  PURG2.WAV
Run Time:  00:06
Description: "The question I want to ask my opponent, and I will continue to ask through the coming months is: What happened, Roy?"

Blunt's Campaign did not offer comment on the matter.

From the State Capitol, I'm Rebecca Stephen.

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