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Missouri Guv Quits Race, Via YouTube

By Michele McNeil — January 23, 2008 1 min read

YouTube has become a powerful communication tool for politicians who want to bypass the mainstream media and appeal directly to voters. Now Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, a first-term Republican who championed school choice and had controversial ties to a pro-voucher PAC called All Children Matter, has put a new spin on use of the technology.

Blunt, who was facing a tough re-election battle, stunned his state by dropping out of the governor’s race—announcing it on YouTube.

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