Updated 10/23/2012, 11:12 a.m., to include response from the Mo. Democratic Party.
The Republican challenger trying to unseat Democratic Governor Jay Nixon took his campaign to Missouri’s capital city Monday.
Dave Spence went forward with his campaign stop despite losing his big-name keynote speaker: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) was supposed to introduce Spence in Jefferson City and headline fundraisers in St. Louis and Kansas City, but canceled following a deadly shooting in the Milwaukee area. Spence agreed with Walker’s decision and carried on without him.
“He absolutely did the right thing," Spence told the crowd of around 150. "He put people before politics.”