Lawmaker who posted chicken butchering video has challenger


MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) _ A southwest Missouri lawmaker who posted a Facebook video last year of himself decapitating and butchering a chicken to make a point about one of last year's special sessions has a primary challenger.The Springfield News-Leader reports that Mt. Vernon School District employee
Karen Echols is describing herself as a more moderate alternative to Republican
Rep. Mike Moon.

Moon posted the chicken video after former Gov. Eric Greitens called lawmakers
back to the Capitol a second time after their regular session adjourned.

Greitens had described the second special session, which was to pass tougher
abortion laws, as the cancellation of ``summer vacation'' for lawmakers. Moon
remarked on the video that he was ``in the middle of'' his summer job processing chickens.

Moon says Echols is too liberal for the district.

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