It was great to see a good crowd in south county Thursday night for the St. Louis Tea Party's After Party Christmas Party. GOP gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence was there with his wife and one of Democrat Governor Jay Nixon's goons. The goon, a video tracker who followed Spence around the mix and mingle event filming his private conversations with potential voters and volunteers, was ultimately run-off by GOP Congressional candidate Martin Baker.
Baker is running in a majority Democrat district. He's a fighter who is willing to stand up for conservative principals and take the abuse that sometimes comes with that. If you've got $10 or $20 dollars, please consider sending it to Baker and/or Spence who only entered the governor's race a month ago.
I think this was one of the first events where Dave Spence mingled with his potential voters. The video tracker obviously disrupted the one-on-one conversations to some extent. I think Spence handled that well. He was able to meet most of the people in the room and talk with them sometimes at considerable length. Hopefully, being followed around a room by a cameraman recording all of your conversations was only mildly irritating for political newcomer Spence.
Here are some pictures from the event.