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Holden Spokesman Defends His Boss

February 13, 2002
By: Danielle Douglas
State Capital Bureau

Holden's spokesman defends his boss's recent trips promoting his plan for the Rainy Day fund.

Danielle Douglas has more from Jefferson City.

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Gov. Holden's recent statewide promotion trips prompted criticism from some Republicans.

Yet Holden spokesman Jerry Natchtigal says the trips are necessary to sell the governor's ideas to the public.

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OutCue: "...19 billion dollar business"
Contents: Holden spokesman says it shouldn't surprise that Holden is promoting his plan--he's the chief executive officer of a 19 billion dollar business.

The governor used the state plane to visit St. Louis, St. Joseph, and Kansas City.

The travel expenses came from Holden's own office budget.


Holden's Rainy Day proposal is under fire.

The governor recently took a trip to St. Louis, St. Joseph, and Kansas City to promote his plan.

However, Republican Caucus leader Blaine Luetkemeyer says the trips don't fool anyone.

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OutCue: "...governor would think"
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Holden wants to use the Rainy Day fund to shore up programs for children and the mentally ill.