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Wilson endorses McCaskill for governor

October 20, 2003
By: Zachary Ottenstein
State Capital Bureau

Roger Wilson, Missouri's last Democratic governor, is endorsing Claire McCaskill for governor. Zack Ottenstein has more from Jefferson City.

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Former Gov. Roger Wilson says he believes Claire McCaskill is the answer for Missouri's economy.

While standing with McCaskill in front of Hickman High School, her alma mater, Wilson said McCaskill has good vision.

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Contents: Wilson says she always has her eye on progress.

McCaskill says her campaign will attack the issues not people.

McCaskill would welcome public debates as well.

From the state Capitol, I'm Zack Ottenstein.

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The last Democratic governor in Missouri is not endorsing Gov. Bob Holden for re-election. Zack Ottenstein has more from Jefferson City.

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Roger Wilson is endorsing Claire McCaskill for governor.

Sticking with the promise McCaskill made on Monday that her campaign will attack only the issues.

Wilson says his endorsement is less about Gov. Holden and more about McCaskill.

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McCaskill says she would like to have public debates with Gov. Holden.

And, McCaskill says she will emphasize growing businesses throughout the campaign.

From the state Capitol, I'm Zack Ottenstein.

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Roger Wilson, Missouri's last Democratic governor, is endorsing Claire McCaskill. Zack Ottenstein has more from the state Capitol.

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Former Gov. Roger Wilson says that competition in the Democratic primary will be helpful to the Democratic party.

Although some argue that McCaskill's candidacy has created a damaging split for the party, Wilson says the competition is something the party needs.

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Contents: Wilson says competition forces candidates to sharpen their blades and elevate the bar.

Wilson says he believes McCaskill would attract some Republican votes as well.

From the state Capitol, I'm Zack Ottenstein.