Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon made a rare campaign appearance Monday for fellow Democrat Robin Carnahan (Secretary of State, running for US Senate) at an event near Kansas City (Excelsior Springs). The governor has been mostly avoiding the campaign trail this year, which he suggests can also be a winning strategy. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin explains.
Nixon says he can best help Democrats running for office by doing his job as governor.
"What's the old line? Good government is good politics,'" says Nixon. "We've had a good last six months when it comes to job add(s), compared to the six months before, we've maintained our credit rating, we've been very fiscally disciplined."
And Nixon says those factors give Democratic candidates something to talk about with Missouri voters. More than half of the state's voters are expected to cast ballots next Tuesday.
NOTE: Democrat Robin Carnahan faces Republican US Rep. Roy Blunt in the U.S. Senate race.