Battles with upstream states over management of the Missouri River crosses political boundaries as well. Senator Christopher Bond, a senior Republican, says he can’t sway some fellow Republicans in the Dakotas and Montana on their stand on the River. And, Bond says people in some of the upstream states need to remember that less water going through the dams means less electrical production. Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon, a prominent state Democrat, says he, too, has trouble convincing fellow party members in upstream states to see management of the river his way.