Blunt, Nixon compete to appear tough on illegal immigrants

Sunday, December 23, 2007 | 4:00 p.m. CST; updated 2:21 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s gubernatorial candidates are competing in a one-up-manship contest to appear tough on illegal immigrants. But their attention to the issue may be disproportionate to the actual problem.