This Week in Missouri Politics – July 3, 2016

This Week in Missouri Politics is hosting a statewide office primary debate for the second week in a row. Host Scott Faughn speaks with both of the Republican candidates for secretary of state. Jay Ashcroft and Sen. Will Kraus speak about why they want to become the secretary of state, election issues they would encounter as the chief election officer and what sets them apart as candidates.

Later on in the program, Faughn speaks with former Republican nominee for governor Dave Spence, first-time guest and Secretary of the Missouri Republican Party Pat Thomas,Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, and digital director of Victory Enterprises Joe Lakin, on the opinion-maker panel. They speak about the secretary of state primary and the differences between the two candidates, running on a family name and the candidates’ position in a general election. They also discuss tax cuts and take the temperature of the GOP primary for governor.

TWMP will air at 11:00 a.m. in the St. Louis area on ABC 30 KDNL and in mid-Missouri on KRCG at 6:00 a.m. The show is available online after noon at