‘I’ve learned that people are sick and tired’: Ashcroft’s campaign makes Friday night visit to Hannibal

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Jay Ashcroft visited with members of the community during a hog roast at Clem and Donna Goodin’s residence in Hannibal on Friday night. | Shane Hulsey

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State and Republican candidate for governor Jay Ashcroft visited with members of the community at a hog roast at Clem and Donna Goodin’s residence in Hannibal on Friday night.

This event offered an inside look into Ashcroft’s priorities and platform. Ashcroft said events like this help him fulfill his mission of connecting with citizens on a personal level.

“You cannot listen to people of the state through TV commercials,” Ashcroft said. “I travel to every county in the state every year because I believe by listening to people of the state, you can do a better job of being a leader in the state. That’s what the people need. The people need a leader who will listen to them and move the state in a direction that gives everyone in the state a better opportunity to be successful.”

Ashcroft said this approach has led to consistency in office.

“I’ve had a consistent policy and moved policy forward, which comes from listening to people to make Missouri a better place,” Ashcroft said.

Ashcroft described what he’s learned in his eight years as secretary of state.

“I’ve learned that people are sick and tired,” he said. “They hear people who say all sorts of good stuff when they’re running for office in those even-numbered years, but when it’s time to get something done, they don’t do it.”

Hannibal Mayor Barry Louderman and Mayor Pro Tem Mike Dobson also were in attendance.

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