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Phelps Comming Back

February 14, 1996
By: Phill Brooks
State Capital Bureau

After a 15 year absence, Full-time Phelps is back in Missouri politics. Phill Brooks has the story from Jefferson City:

If you don't remember, full-time is the nickname Bill Phelps used in his campaign for lieutenant governor -- more than two decades ago.

15 years ago, he left Missouri to become an insurance executive in Houston, Texas.

Now, Phelps is considering a race for the western Missouri Congressional seat held by Ike Skelton.

Phelps rejected Democratic charges he'd just be a carpet bagger:

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Contents: [165K WAV file - Bill Phelps says he left Missouri to earn enough money to pay off a $40,000 debt he accumulated as lieutenant governor.]

Phelps says he hasn't made any final decisions about a political race in Missouri.

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