ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Democrat Jason Kander told a crowd of party faithful in St. Louis during a stop at a Cherokee Street call center Saturday afternoon, that he’s not a promise-breaker.
“I do what I believe is right. I call balls and strikes the way I see them. If my party disagrees, then so be it. I’ll always do what’s right for Missouri,” Kander said.
Kander is challenging Republican incumbent Roy Blunt in one of the nation’s most hotly-contested U.S. Senate races.
Kander said the latest polling shows him with a two-percent lead over Blunt, and he feels like he has momentum on his side, leading up to November.
“The polls are going to go up, and they’re going to go down, but what they clearly show is that Missourians are fed up with Washington being broken, and they want change. They want somebody who they know will focus on solutions and getting things done,” he said.
Saying his opponent voted against college students while serving in the U.S. Senate, Kander explained his own thoughts on student loans, “If we don’t do something about making college more affordable, middle class families will struggle under that debt for generations. So, that’s why we need to make it where you can re-finance a student loan like a home or car loan. We need to cap interest rates on student loans.”
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