Schweich and Montee debate in Ozarks
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Schweich and Montee debate in Ozarks

Date: October 15, 2010
By: Allison Blood
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
The only public debate for the State AuditorÔ019s race focused on experience versus needed change. Allison Blood has more information from Lake Ozark.
RunTime:  0:28
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Incumbent Auditor Susan Montee focused on her background in four years of experience, while challenger Tom Schweich accused her of political leaning and questionable ethics.

Actuality:  TOM1.WAV
Run Time:  00:08
Description: "I'm also concerned with the fact that her audits are being released right now within the 30 day window before the election, uh, even Clare McCaskil didn't do that and I also think that's politically motivated."

Montee promised to serve another full four year term, while accusing Schweich of being pushed into the race by a back room deal.

From Lake Ozark, I'm Allison Blood

Intro: 
Candidates at the State Auditor's debate found an area where they could agree: the use of stimulus dollars. Allison Blood has more from Lake Ozark.
RunTime:  0:31
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: While a fair amount of mudslinging occurred during the State Auditor's Debate, Susan Montee and Tom Schweich did agree that stimulus money should be spent differently.

Actuality:  MONT3.WAV
Run Time:  00:10
Description: "As for the budget, this is something I'm very concerned about, I actually agree with Mr. Schweich that we can't plug the holes in the budget with stimulus money and think that things are going to get better."

These were about the only things they could agree on, as they argued over political affiliations, ethics and the qualifications auditors should have.

From Lake Ozark, I'm Allison Blood

Intro: 
In the only public State AuditorÔ019s Debate, current Auditor Susan Montee accused her opponent of not actually wanting the job. Allison Blood has more from Lake Ozark.
RunTime:  0:29
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: 

Actuality:  MONT2.WAV
Run Time:  00:13
Description: "I'm the only one at this table that got up in the morning and said I'd like to be State Auditor. Uhm, in fact, Mr. Schweich toyed around with playing a different race until they took him in a back room and put him into this one, so..."

Incumbent Susan Montee laughed as her opponent said he would serve a full four year term.

Tom Schweich responded by saying his life's work has been to uncover fraud, waste and corruption  and would make an ideal candidate for auditor.

From Lake Ozark, I'm Allison Blood