One of the few radio commercials for the state auditor’s race is being aired in Springfield and, for the first time, it’s an ad about Republican candidate Al Hanson, but it’s paid for by Democrats. A Springfield group is running the ad telling Republicans it could be dangerous to vote a straight Republican ticket this year, because that would be a vote for Hanson. Hanson is the candidate the Missouri Republican Party refuses to support, because of the time he did in prison 25 years ago in Minnesota for felony theft. Springfield is considered strongly Republican.