Missouri passed over in 2012 presidential campaign

Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 4:49 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — On a Sunday afternoon in the middle of September, a jet carrying Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney touched down at Kansas City International Airport. Romney exited to greet a few people on the tarmac while the plane refueled for a flight westward and its passengers filled up on catered barbecue.