LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McCaskill's moderate voice is right for Missouri

Monday, October 8, 2012 | 2:10 p.m. CDT

Missouri is not a state that takes well to extreme politics. We respect elected officials who reach across the aisle to find solutions.

The race to be Missouri's senator offers a clear choice between the most moderate senator in the country and the most unrealistic congressman from Missouri.

Todd Akin promises to bring more partisan obstruction to Washington, while Claire McCaskill has a proven record of working with both parties to find solutions for Missouri's families.

Claire has stood up to her own party to fight earmarking.  For this reason, she introduced a bill setting a moratorium on earmarks.

With Claire in the Senate, all Missourians know they have a senator fighting on their side.

Linda Lou Brown is a Columbia resident. Questions? Contact Opinion editor Elizabeth Conner.

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James Krewson October 8, 2012 | 9:39 p.m.

McCaskill lost all claims to being a moderate when she voted for the "mother of all mandates" which we know as ObamaCare in which over 70% of all Missourians oppose. She does not represent the average Missourian's values and she has done nothing but rubber stamp President Obama's agenda. Calling her a moderate is ridiculous.

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frank christian October 9, 2012 | 7:09 a.m.

Miami Herald stated, 2008: Claire MCCaskill's support for B. Obama became known, after her receipt of $10,000 donation from Obama campaign fund. "Hillary Clinton didn't give her anything."

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