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Missouri GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

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The five formal candidates for the Republican nomination for Missouri governor held their first debate at a session sponsored by the Cole County GOP Tuesday night.  Phill Brooks has more from Jefferson City.

For the most part, the Republican candidates stressed traditional, conservative issues like right-to-work, business promotion and, of course, an attack on Obamacare. 

John Brunner and Eric Greitens talked about their business and military experiences and how, as government outsiders, they'd shake things up. 

But state senator, Bob Dixon, former house speaker, Catherine  Hanaway and lieutenant governor, Peter Kinder, argued their qualifications gave them experience to get things done in government.  And Kinder talked about his statewide election victories that demonstrated he could win for Republicans.