Friday, August 18, 2006

Washington Times: Fair Politics

From the Washington Times Friday:

SEDALIA, Mo. -- Sen. Jim Talent told rural voters at the state fair here yesterday that he is a better choice than state Auditor Claire McCaskill, a Democrat whose national momentum has vaulted her into a dead heat with the Republican incumbent less than three months before the midterm elections.

The article goes on to outline the candidates dueling agricultural endorsements. Talent has been endorsed by the Missouri Farm Bureau; McCaskill has been endorsed by the National Farmers Union Political Action Committee.

Writer Christina Bellantoni also describes their differences on repealing the estate tax, or so-called "death tax." Talent favors a permanent repeal of the tax. McCaskill said yesterday that she supports a permanent exemption for the estate tax on a family farm worth up to $7 million.

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