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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • GOP VIPs to attend local Lincoln Day event

  • Local GOP faithful will have a chance to rub shoulders with some of the party’s top standard bearers in Missouri on Saturday, April 26, when Sam Graves, Tom Schweich and Catherine Hanaway come to Hannibal for a Lincoln Day event.
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  • Local GOP faithful will have a chance to rub shoulders with some of the party’s top standard bearers in Missouri on Saturday, April 26, when Sam Graves, Tom Schweich and Catherine Hanaway come to Hannibal for a Lincoln Day event.
    Sixth District Congressman Graves, State Auditor Schweich and Hanaway, who has already announced her intentions to run for governor in 2016, will be featured guests during the Marion County Republican Central Committee’s Lincoln Day Breakfast at the Hannibal Nutrition Center, 219 S. 10th St. The event is slated to begin at 9 a.m. and last until approximately 11 a.m.
    Larry Craig, chairman of the Marion County Republican Central Committee, is excited about the roster of special guests who will be in attendance.
    “We have a very good crowd of VIPs coming in. We’re looking forward to State Auditor Tom Schweich being the keynote speaker. I do expect that Sam Graves and Catherine Hanaway will have a few things to say,” said Craig. “We’re also going to have (state) Sen. Brian Munzlinger there. I’ve also gotten responses from Reps. Lindell Shumake, Craig Redmon, Jim Hansen.”
    Last year’s Lincoln Day Breakfast attracted a crowd of 75 people.
    “We’d love to have 75; we’d love to have more than 75,” said Craig. “Right now we have about 55 people coming, but there’s time for people to get their reservations in. If somebody calls Friday I can probably get them in.”
    Craig can be reached at 573-221-8490. The cost of the event is $15 per person. Proceeds from this event will go to support future projects of the central committee and to support candidates of the Republican Party at the state and local level in the 2014 elections.
    Craig would like to see the local Lincoln Day Breakfast become a fixture.
    “This is the second one we’ve had recently. We had one last year and now we’re having one this year. They used to have them several years ago and then got away from it,” said Craig. “As long as I’m chairman of the Marion County Republican Central Committee I plan on having one every year in the March-April time frame just to get people out and get some VIPs in here so the voters can have an opportunity to visit with them.”
     

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