ROLLA, Mo. (KMOX) - Former Missouri state treasurer Sarah Steelman used her website Wednesday morning to announce that she’s throwing her hat into the ring for U.S. Senate.
“We need to create an economic climate of growth where families keep their own hard earned income,” Steelman wrote on her website, www.sarahsteelman.com. ”The country’s total federal debt is at $13.7 trillion and rising. We need to stop the frightening growth of government not only in size but in the power it holds over our lives by cutting government spending; balancing the budget; eliminating needless regulations; and reversing unwanted Obamacare mandates.”
Prior to Steelman’s announcement, current U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill anticipated this move while speaking as a guest on KMOX’s Total Information AM.
“I think the Tea Party feels very strongly about Sarah Steelman,” McCaskill told Total Information AM hosts Doug McElvein and Debbie Monterrey. “She’s, I would guess, running on a ‘no earmark’ pledge. Jim Talent was a big earmarker.”
McCaskill defeated Talent in 2006, and he’s said to be “seriously considering” another run in two years.
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