Only moments after voting to limit the debate on the Federal Marriage Amendment, Jim Talent sent out a fundraising solicitation touting his support for a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages. In that letter, he states that a crisis was at hand and that the Democrat-led filibuster would not daunt his commitment to saving traditional marriage.
Even the media is calling this tactic exactly what it is - a political stunt designed to invigorate the Republican base. But, given the real crises facing our nation, why now? After all, we are in a war. Gas prices are at record highs. The deficit has exploded. Could the Republicans also be attempting to distract voters from the mess they've created in Washington? Read More »
This past weekend, my opponent Jim Talent announced his candidacy for re-election to the U.S. Senate. While he said that his announcement tour would highlight his effectiveness at changing Washington for Missouri, he spent an unprecedented amount of time and energy launching negative and baseless attacks against me.
And it's no wonder, given how little Jim Talent has accomplished for Missouri since going to Washington 14 years ago. Despite his claims of being a force for change in Washington, Talent has been nothing more than a rubberstamp for President Bush and the big special interests. Missourians don't need to look any further than his voting record to see that Washington has changed Jim Talent much more than Jim Talent has ever changed Washington. Read More »
As we head into summer, Missouri consumers can expect their sunny days to be overshadowed by the stark reality of high gas prices, as the price per gallon increases to nearly $3 with no relief in sight.
At the same time that consumers face out-of control gas prices, big oil is raking in extraordinary profits. In 2005, the top six oil companies made an astonishing $113 billion in profits. Unfortunately, rather than standing up for consumers, the Republicans, including my opponent Jim Talent, have taken the side of these big oil and energy companies by supporting legislation like last year's Energy Bill, which gave them $14 billion in tax breaks and subsidies. Read More »