Candidate visits Lebanon as election year gets underway


The 2018 election year got off to an early start Saturday as a congressional candidate made a stop at the Cowan Civic Center.
Renee Hoagenson is running for the seat now held by Republican Vicky Hartzler.
Also in this election year, Missourians will be electing a U.S. senator with the incumbent, Democrat Claire McCaskill, expected to face face Republican Josh Hawley, the current attorney general.
Republican Jeff Knight and Democrat Ronna Ford will face off in a special election Feb. 6 for the Missouri House of Representatives 129th District seat.
Issues Hoagenson addressed during her visit include support for campaign finance reform, increasing funding for public schools and supporting rural school districts.
According to her website, she supports Medicare for all and says basic healthcare should be available to all Americans.
In her remarks Saturday, she said that Republicans have  long used issues such as guns and abortion “to get people to vote against themselves.”

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