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      Rep. Webb asks governor to cancel State Fair event

      A clown wearing a President Barack Obama mask appeared at a Missouri State Fair rodeo this weekend and the announcer asked spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull."

      The following is a statement released by State Rep. Steve Webb regarding the controversy at the State Fair on Saturday.

      â??As a Missourian and a member of the state legislature, I am incensed over what happened at the Missouri State Fair this past Saturday. Sometimes apologies just won't do. While I do not believe this represents all of rural Missouri, the racial undertones of a taunted rodeo clown dressed as our nation's first black president is what the nation woke up to this morning.

      â??It's time for all of us, from both rural and urban areas, to fight this type of sentiment with a united front. Leaders of this state need to do more than accept a pressured apology. Action needs to be taken. I ask that the governor set an example by cancelling his annual State Fair ham breakfast.â??

      State Rep. Steve WebbD-Florissant