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John Edwards Visits Springfield, Supports McCaskill

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On a beautiful Labor Day afternoon, Democratic candidate Claire McCaskill turned up the heat on the battle in Missouri for the U-S Senate seat.

To help her cause, McCaskill brought along Senator John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee and former U.S. Senator from North Carolina.

On a beautiful Labor Day afternoon, Democratic candidate Claire McCaskill turned up the heat on the battle in Missouri for the U-S Senate seat.

To help her cause, McCaskill brought along Senator John Edwards, the 2004 Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee and former U.S. Senator from North Carolina.

Edwards said he supports McCaskill because she will bring change to both Missouri and nation as a whole.

Republican Incumbent Jim Talent says bringing in national figures like Edwards is what big races are about.

And with the latest poll showing the two candidates neck and neck with just two months until the election, Talent says knowing what Missourians find important will be what makes the difference in this race.

However, Claire McCaskill doesn't seem to think that Talent is listening to what Missourians are really worried about.

She says she thinks the average Missourian is being overlooked when it comes to making decisions in Washington.

Members of the Republican Party point out that Missourians have already made their voices heard on what they think about McCaskill's plans.

Paul Sloca is the communications director for the Missouri Republican Party.

He says its obvious McCaskill and Edwards don't know what Missourians want.

On October 16th, you'll be able to decide for yourself whether Talent or McCaskill understands what's important to the people of Southwest Missouri.

The two candidates have agreed to a televised debate, which will air on KYTV.

The debate will also be hosted by the Springfield News-Leader, KSMU and Ozarks Public Television.