Less than 21 months away from the 2016 election, the two Republican candidates share why they should be elected the next governor
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Less than 21 months away from the 2016 election, the two Republican candidates share why they should be elected the next governor

Date: February 12, 2015
By: Steven Anthony
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
The two leading candidates for the Republican nomination got into it after allegations that a wealthy retired businessman is single-handedly funding one of their campaigns.
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Wrap: The charge was raised by State Auditor Tom Schweich when he said Rex Sinquefield is essentially buying Hanaway's candidacy.

An hour later, Catherine Hanaway responded.  

Actuality:  HANAWAY.WAV
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Description: "I was Speaker of the House and United States Attorney, the chief federal law enforcement official for half the state before I ever took one red cent from Rex Sinquefield."

Sinquefield has given more than one million dollars to Hanaway's campaign and is the single biggest financer of her candidacy.  

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

Intro: 
A rich financier's funding of a Republican candidate for governor came under attack at a journalists panel Thursday.
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Wrap: The attack came from Republican State Auditor Tom Schweich at his opponent getting more than one million dollars from one financial broker.

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Description: "What you don't want is a candidate that is bought and paid for by one contributor."
 

In response, former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway said there is one reason Sinquefield has donated to her.

Actuality:  HANAWAY2.WAV
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Description: "Rex Sinquefield has contributed to me because he believes in what I believe in and it's a help getting this campaign started, but we've got a long ways to go. I'm going to have to build a whole lot more support."

Sinquefield has donated more than one million dollars to Hanaway's gubernatorial campaign.   

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

Intro: 
Governor Jay Nixon made a joke about one of the Republican candidates wanting to succeed him during a press conference Thursday.
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Wrap: Nixon was speaking to reporters and had one question about former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway after she criticized Nixon for the growing state budget.

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Description: "What current office does she hold? I mean, seriously, I thought this what about Capitol things."

After she was the first female Speaker of the House, Hanaway became the United States Attorney for the eastern part of Missouri and went after sex traffickers.

Nixon spoke for an hour about topics such as Ferguson, transportation, education and among others.

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


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