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State Democratic Leaders React to Clinton Crisis

January 27, 1998
By: Tristin Yeager
State Capital Bureau

Like Democrats in Washington, Missouri's state Democratic lawmakers are staying relatively silent about the allegations against President Bill Clinton. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol.

While avoiding either criticism or defense of Clinton, several Missouri Democrats are quick to gripe about the press.

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Like Quick, Missouri's governor Mel Carnahan has expressed concern about how the media is covering the on-going Clinton issue.

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State Democratic Leaders are refusing to say much about the latest allegations against President Bill Clinton. Tristin Yeager reports from the state capitol.

State Democrats are following the example of their Washington counterparts in discussing the allegations against Clinton. While some continue to praise Clinton's accomplishments, the majority are more vocal in their criticism of the press. Senate President Pro Tem Bill McKenna:

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Governor Mel Carnahan and Senate Democratic Leader Edward Quick have also criticized the media coverage of the Clinton controversy.