One GOP lawmaker who upheld Gov. Nixon's tax cut veto is facing a primary challenge
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One GOP lawmaker who upheld Gov. Nixon's tax cut veto is facing a primary challenge

Date: March 19, 2014
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

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One of the Republicans who voted to sustain the governor's veto of a controversial tax cut bill is facing a primary challenge
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Wrap: Cedarcreek Republican representative Lyle Rowland will face fellow Republican Mike Lind in the August primary.

Rowland was one of fifteen Republicans who crossed party lines last September and voted to uphold Governor Nixon's veto of a tax cut bill.

Many conservative special interest groups attacked Rowland and his colleagues, calling them the "flimsy 15." 

Rowland says he's not afraid if those groups come after him.

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Description: "If they push a bunch of money into his campaign, I always thought that'll help the economy in my district."

Candidates have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25th to file for office

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Steven Anthony, NewsRadio 1120 KMOX. 


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