Asked if he supported a sales tax hike to shore up Springfield's police and fire pension fund, newly minted Democratic State Senate candidate Michael Hoeman noted he wasn't a city resident.
But Hoeman went on to say he would've voted for the hike if he could've.
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"I think it was crucial for our community . . ."
Comes after The Notebook posed the same question to Republican Rep. Bob Dixon at an endorsement event Monday morning. (SCROLL DOWN)
PLUS: In the Twitterverse: Carl Bearden of AFPMissouri says positions on local issues are irrelevant. Adds that Dixon was right not to answer.
Hoeman kicked off his State Senate campaign Monday. He'll likely face Dixon next November.