Votes on Mo. income tax cut could draw challengers

Aug 23, 2013

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A conservative Missouri political committee says it may recruit candidates to run in primary elections against Republican legislators who vote against an income tax cut.

Bev Randles chairs The Missouri Club for Growth, which is part of a coalition urging lawmakers to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the tax-cut legislation.

Randles said Friday her group won't support the re-election bid of anyone who votes against the veto override and likely would look for a challenger to set up a 2014 primary.

The head of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry also said the tax-cut legislation would be a high priority as it rates lawmakers.

The Legislature is to convene Sept. 11 to consider overriding bills vetoed by Nixon. Republicans hold supermajorities in both the House and Senate.