ASKED ABOUT TORT REFORM AT FRIDAY PRESSER, STEELMAN DODGES . . . THEN HITS HULSHOF: "I'm a fiscal conservative and he's not. . . I disagree with the premise of your question."
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PRESSED ON GOV. BLUNT'S TORT REFORM: "That legislation has passed. We have tort reform in this state." Then . . . Acknowledges it's been helpful to small businesses
IN APRIL . . . Republican candidate for Governor Kenny Hulshof sent out a press release attacking his main rivals "silence" on the issue of tort. The Hulshof campaign said you won't hear Republican Sarah Steelman or Democrat Jay Nixon praise the results of tort reform because "each candidate has hundreds of thousands of reasons to keep silent in the form of campaign donations from trial lawyers." Steelman's Friday event was held at a chocolate shop, owned by Springfield criminal defense attorney Shawn Askinosie.