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Capitol Perspectives: Missouri’s I-70 Democrats

by Phill Brooks

Several years ago, I coined the phrase “I-70 Democrats” to describe the fate voters had handed Democrats in Missouri’s Senate. Most of the districts they represented on each side of the I-70 corridor between St. Louis and Kansas City.

The Senate’s out-going Democratic leader, Maida Coleman, laughed when I came up with the I-70 Democrats phrase in our conversation. But we both knew it was an exaggeration.

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