Campaign season looks a lot different this year.
With social distancing and little in the way of public events, candidates have been adjusting their campaign strategies due to COVID-19.
The candidates running for state representative seats in districts 44, 47, 50, Senate District 19 and governor continue to campaign but are taking different approaches to limit the spread of the virus.
Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, said the circumstances of the pandemic have forced candidates like himself to find alternative ways to campaign and be accessible to Boone County voters. He noted that many of the big community events that give politicians a way to reach voters have been canceled.
“So, you’ve had to find other ways to get in front of people,” Rowden said. “Social media is a component of that. Obviously, raising a bunch of money and being able to get your message out on TV and radio and newspaper and via mail is probably the most valuable. It’s…