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United States Senate Election, Missouri Election Day: November 6, 2012.

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1 United States Senate Election, Missouri Election Day: November 6, 2012

2 Nominees Claire McCaskill- DemocratTodd Akin- Republican

3 Background McCaskill Law degree from Mizzou MO House of Reps, Top prosecuting attorney in the state in 1990s Previous state auditor Incumbent US senator (2006) Jackson County Akin Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic, Master in Divinity Army officer Worked for IBM MO House of Reps, 1988 Incumbent US House of Reps (2000) St. Louis County

4 Policies on Health Care Divided, but some middle ground McCaskill Defends ACA – Does support repealing a provision that placed burdensome reporting requirement on businesses Akin Wants to repeal ACA – Does support requirement to cover pre-existing conditions kill-akin-differ-on-health-care-policy

5 Economy Traditional differences McCaskill Supported extending unemployment benefits during peak recession Opposes earmarks Work to analyze government defense spending Akin Opposed the extension Supports earmarks Supports expensive military procurement plans differences-exist-between-akin-mccaskill/

6 Education Both oppose No Child Left Behind, but for very different reasons McCaskill Supports big government role in education Supported by state teachers unions Opposes NCLB because local school officials widely criticized it Akin Supports elimination of federal Dept. of Education Supported by home- schoolers Opposes NCLB because believes it gives federal gov’t too much power /oct/11/on-education-mccaskill-akin-learn- theyre-far-apart/

7 MAKE SURE TO VOTE! NOV. 6 (REGULAR), ABSENTEE, OR EARLY VOTING CHECK OUT THE WEBSITES IN THIS PRESENTATION FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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