The Fourth of July is a busy day for the two main candidates in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race. Lloyd Smith, a senior advisor with the Talent Campaign, says incumbent Republican Jim Talent starts off the day with a parade in Marshfield, followed by a parade in Cameron, then heads to the James River Assembly near Springfield. He’ll enjoy food, music, and fireworks there before heading home to the St. Louis area. For her part, Democrat challenger Claire McCaskill starts off by taking part in the Fourth of July parade in Webster Groves, near St. Louis. McCaskill for Senate Campaign Manager Richard Martin says the campaign has about twenty events planned throughout the state. One is the Marshfield parade. While McCaskill will not be attending, her mother will be there. Martin says his candidate will be busy until the afternoon when she spends some time with her family near the Lake of the Ozarks.