- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Steelman attacks earmarks, angles for Mo. Senate
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman is attacking federal earmark spending as she gears up for a potential U.S. Senate campaign.
Congressman Roy Blunt is the only Republican so far to declare his candidacy to succeed Sen. Kit Bond in 2010. But Steelman has said she is leaning toward running.
Bond is known for using earmarks to bring federal money to Missouri projects. Blunt also has sponsored earmarks.
But Steelman contends earmark spending has contributed to the nation's troubled economy and wastes money.
Steelman ran a similar anti-earmark campaign against Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof in last year's Republican gubernatorial primary. She plans to fly to Washington this week for meetings about a Senate race.
The only Democrat in the Senate race is Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.