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KANDER THE SOLDIERING CAMPAIGNER GETS TO RELAX

Missouri’s Secretary of State-elect Jason Kander is a former Army captain, an Iraq war veteran and he serves on the Missouri State Veterans Commission. One of his main planks as Democratic nominee was making sure Missourians serving in the military away from home keep their right to vote absentee. Seems like a no-brainer, since those brave men and women stand on far horizons protecting our right to vote and other freedoms. On a lighter note, one much-enjoyed freedom is to venture into enemy territory … in the Southeastern Conference, where Mizzou and Tennessee played to four overtimes in Knoxville before the Tigers beat the Vols 51-48. Kander, who had been on the road nonstop for his campaign, told his more than 2,200 Twitter followers: “First time all year I’ve been able to watch a #Mizzou game without having to hurry to next stop. Glad it’s this one.” Others watching Twitter got a kick out of calls for Mizzou Coach Gary Pinkel’s scalp when his Tigers were behind, but huzzahs from the same fickle fans after the hard-fought victor.

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