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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:35 AM
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Senate Candidates Face Off in Missouri
Democratic challenger Claire McCaskill cast herself as the next Harry Truman on Wednesday night as she sought to wrest Truman's former Senate seat away from Republican Sen. Jim Talent. Talent claimed McCaskill was weak, not tough like Truman.

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McCaskill used her opening statement in the candidates' third debate to compare herself to one of Missouri's most beloved and enduring political figures. She noted that Truman, as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, asked tough questions about war profiteering, waste and abuse during World War II even though a fellow Democrat controlled the White House.

She said Talent remained silent on four separate occasions when Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld appeared before the Armed Services Committee, of which Talent is a member. Other senators, both Republican and Democrat, quizzed Rumsfeld intensely, she noted.

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McCaskill said she opposed the energy bill because it contained billions of dollars of tax breaks for "big oil." She has criticized the prescription drug bill for not doing enough to lower the prices seniors pay for medicine and has claimed the payday loan bill didn't go far enough. She has insisted she supports the anti-methamphetamine legislation.

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wiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:43 AM
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1. Great post. Thanks!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:40 AM
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2. Wonderful article
Sounds like Claire did a great job.
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