A veteran at the State Capitol runs against a political newcomer in the race for Secretary of State. Republican Catherine Hanaway of Warson Woods has decided to bypass a chance to retain her seat as House Speaker to seek statewide office. Democrat Robin Carnahan has decided to come from behind the scenes to run for office for the first time. Both pledge to implement federal election reform and beef up the securities division. Hanaway defends her campaign’s attacks on their alleged differences on social issues. Carnahan bristles at campaign’s criticism of her opposition to the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Carnahan denies she is running solely on her name. She claims Hanaway has been heavy-handed and partisan as Speaker. Hanaway claims Carnahan doesn’t have the experience for the job.
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