Jay Nixon better start creating jobs, fast
The Kansas City Star
Missouri Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence is rejoicing today: Missouri had the third highest number of job losses from June of 2011 to this June, federal officials say.
Now Spence can hit incumbent Democrat Jay Nixon hard on a favorite topic: Nixon can’t create jobs.
The lost nonfarm jobs totaled 4,100, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and this story.
Nixon and state Democratic officials have had to deal with Spence and his attack ads on this before.
Basically, Nixon and his supporters claim jobs are increasing in the state, but it takes some time for the year-to-year numbers to catch up.
Spence doesn’t care about that, of course. He’ll use the latest numbers to bash Nixon, who will say everything is going to turn out in the end.