Missouri GOP State Sen. Stouffer Challenging Rep. Skelton

Posted August 14, 2009 at 2:38pm

Missouri state Sen. Bill Stouffer is seeking the 2010 Republican nomination to oppose veteran Democratic Rep. Ike Skelton.

Stouffer recently filed a statement of candidacy and a statement of organization to organize a campaign in Missouri’s 4th, a Republican-leaning district that includes all or part of 25 counties in central and western Missouri.

“Enough is enough,” Stouffer told CQ Politics Friday. “We’ve lost sight of what the role of the federal government is. We forget that the federal government was created by the states to serve the states, not to dictate to the states, and I’m concerned with the deficits that we’re running up.”