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Elections test power of political dynasties

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Posted on August 3 2010 4:29 am
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by Kathy Kiely

As the shadows lengthened across Phelps Grove Park and the aroma of barbecued ribs wafted through the trees, Roy Blunt glad-handed his way through the Greene CountyRepublican Party’s big pre-primary picnic, just as he has done before every big election since 1972, the year before he won an appointment to his first political office.

That was more than a decade before Lucas Case was born. But the 22-year-old theater manager from nearby Branson is volunteering to help make his longtime congressman Missouri’s next senator in what he sees as an epic race between “two political dynasties.”

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