Former Republican Sen. David Pearce said Lair was honest and beloved by constituents.
Former Missouri state Republican lawmaker Mike Lair dies →
"Once we show the safety we're hopeful we get the green light to move to the next level, and there's no reasons to suspect we wouldn't," Pearce said. "We're trail blazing in showing how you can do this."
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