The race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat is heating up and there is another indication, today, of the importance the national party leaders attach to this contest. The Missourinet has learned Senate Leader Tom Daschle is scheduled to appear at a fundraiser for incumbent Democrat Senator Jean Carnahan tonight in Kansas City. Daschle is one of several big names stumping in the Show-Me State during this campaign. Earlier in the race, President George W. Bush and former President George Bush visited Missouri to campaign on behalf of Carnahan’s Republican opponent, former St. Louis area Congressman Jim Talent.