Searching for Missouri's 'ghost candidate'
Megan Rezabek is on the ballot in Missouri's Third District Congressional race, but many have never heard from or seen her before ... and she's proving hard to contact.
I've been around a long time, and those folks all know who I am. This is the sixth time incumbent going up against a political newcomer, Meghan Restavek, with a complete and total shock for everyone in my party. She defeated this man, Dennis Oglesby, in the August Democratic primary by extraordinary margins. Meghan Raisbeck took nearly 70% of the vote. And for a time, moguls be admits. He doubted if Raisbeck was a ghost candidate, there was no fundraising. Um, no, no town hall. Really. Nothing was going on. No yard things. I mean, you name it. It wasn't happen, so we checked it out ourselves. Raisbeck does have a website and a Facebook page, but her website has multiple mistakes, including incorrectly calling the green New Deal the new Green Deal. This is the Onley video on her page. Some Facebook commenters said they wanted to hear from the candidate herself instead of the music. I reached out to her several times and asked her if she'd like to debate. She responded. Once said yes. Reached out again saw the messages were not being read on face. Her campaign has not filed. Federal Election Commission reports old Goolsbee did, and he raised about $17,000. It was beyond devastating. Raisbeck did file for the election earlier this year and paid the filing fee by check. We use those filings to find her address, and I drove to Jefferson County. No one answered. I left a hand written note with my phone number, and I also sent emails through her campaign website. I tried to Facebook message her through her campaign and personal profile. Her campaign Facebook page listed a phone number on it, and I've called that number at least 10 times over the past four weeks. Please leave your message for done this every time. Right back, I have still not been able to reach her. Sorry, mailboxes became clear that this was not necessarily and overly involved. Um, candidate Amanda Morrison is with the nonpartisan group Missouri Made, which helps support women running for elected office. And she says, this candidate is making that difficult. I really think at the end of the day, it's disadvantaging to the constituents, and it hurts their ability to be heard in Congress. And with the November 3rd election just 11 days away, Congressman looked, Meyer is going to keep running his race, focusing on issues of job creation, the budget and agriculture. We're gonna We're gonna run our campaign, and we're gonna talk about our issues and the way we believe him, And she said she does her own thing. But in the last days of the race, this last minute pitch is a first. She's going to do nothing. Um, uh, you know that that's up to her, but