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.