Congressman Kenny Hulshof Debates in Branson Landing Town Square

(Photo shot at the Branson Landing Tuesday July 29th by Amy Page KRZK Kenny Hulshof and Branson Missouri Chief Typist Debate in front of Hilton's proposed Beverage Shack)The hourly burst of methane fireballs with fountains shooting to accompaniment at the Branson Landing started early in honor of Kenny Hulshof who visited Branson Tuesday July, 29 with campaign manager Chris Baker, Rick Huffman and Ross Sommers.

Hulshof has strong support in Branson and was last seen at a press conference with lobbyists and political leaders where Roy Blunt announced his support for Hulshof. The gubernatorial hopeful has made several appearances in Branson this year including Missouri’s Republican Convention at Chateau on the Lake where Senator Kit Bond announced his support in the primaries for the congressman.

Hulshof looks well rested, a rare sight, unseen since Taney County Lincoln Days in Branson last April where he appeared with St. Louis Dispatch reporter Tony Messenger.

This is the final stretch. Hulshof’s already made his play, aquired donations, launched media ads, built websites - primaries are just a week away, he’ s relaxed.

Seasoned politicians and attorneys have a way about them. They can talk in length without answering a direct question, somehow leaving you satisfied. Tuesday at the Branson Landing Hulshof was evasive.

When asked, “Does your team always kneel in prayer before a debate.” Hulshof replies, “I really wouldn’t call it a debate”, referring to the technical format of a televised forum organized by the Springfield News-Leader and KY3 last week.