Looking for proof that Jason Kander's challenge to U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R- Missouri) has drawn the eyes of the nation? How about this: Uncle Joe is coming to town.
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The nation's vice president will be in the Loop Friday to stump for his fellow Democrat, the current Missouri Secretary of State, who's mounting a surprisingly competitive campaign to take down the veteran GOP incumbent. The Real Clear Politics average has Blunt up, but only by one point — which means the race is an actual tossup. And here's what makes that even more important to both sides: Control of the Senate could literally hang in the balance.