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Boone County Republicans care about economy, young voters ahead of midterm elections


Republican voters in Boone County met with candidates in an intimate setting to discuss the issues that matter most to them.

Boone County Republicans held a chili supper Thursday night at the Columbia Knights of Columbus to discuss platforms and voter registration ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

According to Pew Research Center, voters view the economy as "very important" more than any other issue. Gun policy and violent crime rank second and third, respectively.

Those who attended the chili supper echoed that sentiment.

"I think the issues that I've heard about are inflation, gas prices, kind of related there," said Mike Zweifel, Boone County Pachyderms president.

Boone County Republicans also used this event as outreach, expressing how much they want to connect with younger voters.

A poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics shows nearly half of young voters don't think their political involvement makes a difference.

Trey Faucheux, Mizzou College Republicans president, said he sees that political apathy.

"Young people don't think it matters, and I think what we're seeing right now is going to change a lot of that," Faucheux said. "Everything is disastrous that we're seeing right now and it needs to be stopped. Well, how are we going to stop it? We stop it at the ballot box."

A similar Democratic event will take place Saturday. Roe the Vote: Reproductive Freedom Tour will take place 4-6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Boone County Courthouse Plaza amphitheater. U.S. Rep. Cori Bush (D-Missouri) will speak at the event.

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Hannah joined the ABC 17 News Team from Houston, Texas, in June 2021. She graduated from Texas A&M University. She was editor of her school newspaper and interned with KPRC in Houston. Hannah also spent a semester in Washington, D.C., and loves political reporting.


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