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Biggest gun-rights advocate in the Mo. Senate being challenged

Date: March 5, 2014
By: Jeffrey Militzer
State Capitol Bureau

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The Missouri Senate's biggest gun-rights advocate recieves a challenge from a candidate with deep pockets.
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Wrap: Republican Representative Dave Schatz has put up a quarter of a million dollars of his own money to challenge Senator Brian Nieves for his seat in the Missouri Senate.

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Description: "When I got in the race I wasn't kidding, and I can't get in half-way, so I had to make a statement that I am in this race, I am going to continue on this path and I plan on winning the 26th seat."

Schatz said he met with Nieves before deciding to enter the race. 

Schatz said he gathers Nieves might withdraw from the race.

Both legislators have filed for the upcoming Republican primary.

Reporting from the state Capital, I'm Jeffrey Militzer.

Intro: 
Missouri's most outspoken gun-rights advocate faces competition for his Senate seat from a candidate with deep pockets.
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Wrap: Representative Dave Schatz gave 250-thousand dollars of his own money to challenge the sponsor of the legislature's gun-rights bill.

Schatz says he would be just as much an advocate for gun-rights as Nieves.

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Description: "Senator Nieves and I probably align on a lot of issues, especially on 2nd amendment rights."

Nieves was unavailable for comment.

Schatz says he spoke with Nieves before he launched his campaign. 

Schatz said he believes Nieves will withdraw from running for Missouri Senate.

Reporting from the state Capital, I'm Jeffrey Militzer.


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