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Holden and MCaskill official file to run for governor.

February 24, 2004
By: Paul C. Matadeen
State Capital Bureau

As expected, Governor Bob Holden and Claire McCaskill officially filed for candidacy, and there will be a primary fight inside the Democratic party.

Paul Matadeen tells what's next for the two Democrats, and when they will face each other.

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Governor Holden officially kicked off his reelection campaign when he filed candidacy.

He says a challenge for the governor's seat during the August primary is okay once they stand united on the issues.

Holden says the upcoming debates against McCaskill's will be an opportunity to talk about his accomplishments as Governor.

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OutCue: "...IN THIS STATE."
Contents: "I AM VERY WILLING TO GO OUT THERE AND CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT MY RECORD... WHAT I'VE DONT AS GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI...PROTECTING THE WORKING FAMILIES... WHAT WE'VE DONT T OCREATE JOBS IN THIS STATE."

McCaskill has already accepted an invitation to debate in several months.

She says it's a way the public can get to know the candidates.

From the state capitol, this is... Paul Matadeen.

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State Auditor Claire McCaskill has accepted an invitation to debate Governor Holden.

Paul Matadeen tells us why McCaskill is calling the debate the best way to get the public involved with her bid for governor.

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McCaskill says she wants to debate Holden so that voters can learn more about both candidates.

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Contents: "WE WANT MISSOURIANS TO BE ABLE TO DO A JOB INTERVIEW AND A DEBATE IS THE CLOSEST THING THEY'VE GOT TO THAT, AND THEYRE GOING TO HIRE A GOVERNOR TO HIRE A 20-MILLION DOLLAR ENTERPRISE."

Governor Holden says the debate will be an opportunity to speak about his accomplishments.

He says the record will speak for itself.

From the state capitol, this is ... Paul Matadeen.

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State Auditor Claire McCaskill has accepted an invitation to debate Governor Bob Holden in several months.

Paul Matadeen tells why both sides are expecting this debate to fuel their campaign.

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Two candidates... one party... one position.

That's the situation facing Governor Bob Holden and State Auditor Claire McCaskill as both of them officially filed for the democratic nomination for governor.

Governor Holden says debates will show he has helped the state, and is confident the record will speak for itself.

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OutCue: "...IN THIS STATE."
Contents: "I AM VERY WILLING TO GO OUT THERE AND CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT MY RECORD... WHAT I'VE DONT AS GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI...PROTECTING THE WORKING FAMILIES... WHAT WE'VE DONT T OCREATE JOBS IN THIS STATE."

McCaskill says debate will satisfy the public's right to know...about the candidates.

She says the responsibility of being governor shouldn't be taken lightly.

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OutCue: "...DOLLAR ENTERPRISE."


Contents: "WE WANT MISSOURIANS TO BE ABLE TO DO A JOB INTERVIEW AND A DEBATE IS THE CLOSEST THING THEY'VE GOT TO THAT, AND THEYRE GOING TO HIRE A GOVERNOR TO HIRE A 20-MILLION DOLLAR ENTERPRISE."

Debates are expected to begin as early as May.

The primary will take place in August.

From the state capitol, I'm Paul Matadeen.


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