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Missouri senator a constant presence at Ferguson rallies

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is a constant presence in Ferguson since an officer fatally shot an 18-year-old. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chappelle-Nadal, a self-proclaimed “unpopular” state senator, has become more popular with some constituents since being involved in protests over the death of Michael Brown. The Democrat from […]

Missouri senator a constant presence at Ferguson rallies

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Missouri state senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is a constant presence in Ferguson since an officer fatally shot an 18-year-old.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chappelle-Nadal, a self-proclaimed “unpopular” state senator, has become more popular with some constituents since being involved in protests over the death of Michael Brown.

The Democrat from University City represents Ferguson in the Missouri Senate.

Chappelle-Nadal has criticized Gov. Jay Nixon over his efforts to communicate with those protesting. She uses a cardboard cutout of the governor’s head she calls “Flat Jay” at the rallies.

Nixon responded to the senator’s comments at a news conference, saying, “I try to put gasoline into the engine of fire engines when I see them, not on the fires that are existing.”

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Written by Colin Jeffery