With days to go, SWMO Democrats make their case in primary election

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Primary day in Kansas and Missouri is now just 11 days away on Tuesday August 2 and the three Democratic candidates running in Missouri’s 7th Congressional district took part in a town hall style debate last night in Joplin at the monthly meeting of the southwest Missouri Democrats.

Kristen Radaker Sheafer, Byrce Lockwood and John Woodman were all in attendance. Each was asked about how they would protect pregnancies and abortion access in Missouri. John Woodman suggested that Democrats view the question another way.

“There’s a national political war going on. Bryce mentioned codifying Rowe. There’s another side to that, which is if Republicans get the White House and both House’s of Congress they are likely to try and codify abortion restrictions across the entire nation.”

In the 7th District GOP primary race there are eight candidates running to fill the seat after Billy Long chose not to run for reelection and is running for the US Senate. The Democrats last held the 7th District for four years, between 1957 and 1961.

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