The main candidates in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race are criss-crossing the state as the final week of the campaign gets underway. Incumbent Republican Senator Jim Talent and Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill are putting on the miles as they visit just about every region of the state in a bid to shore up the decided voters and to attract voters who are still on the fence. Senator Talent is traveling the state, talking to supporters and trying to convince fence sitters to come over to his side. He’s stressing what he calls his conservative values and the differences between the two candidates on issues such as the gay marriage amendment and support for conservative judges. For her part, McCaskill is talking about some of the main voter concerns, asking them if they are happy with the way things are in Washington and throughout the country. She says she’s hearing from many Missourians who say they are concerned about the war in Iraq and about domestic issues such as access to health care. McCaskill says anyone who believes it’s time for a change should support her, and is reminding people throughout the state of the importance of showing up to vote next Tuesday.
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