They don’t call money the mother’s milk of politics for nothing.
The chairman of the State Democratic Party says two things made all the difference in winning back the governor’s office: organization and money. Chairman John Temporiti says Democrats for too long went into elections with too little money. He says that when a candidate lacks money that allows his opponent to define him rather than the candidate defining himself.
Temporiti says Democrats were able to match Republicans this year. In fact, Nixon’s campaign war chest dwarfed that of Republican Kenny Hulshof.
Temporiti says that with nearly 60% of the vote, Nixon won a mandate. Temporiti says the significant victory allows Nixon to challenge both Republicans and Democrats to deliver on campaign promises.
There is a wrinkle in the feel-good mood of Democrats. Republicans actually gained three seats in the state Senate, giving Republicans a firm grip on that chamber. They didn’t lose much of a grip on the Missouri House where Democrats have gained only three seats, leaving Republicans with an 89-73 majority