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Sowers campaign releases video highlighting candidate's classroom experience

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sowers teaching at West Point.
Rolla, MO (January 12, 2010)- The Tommy Sowers for Congress campaign released their fourth in a series of four candidate profile videos, this one highlighting Tommy Sowers's experiences as a teacher.

Accompanying the announcement of the new video was an endorsement from Colonel Jack Jacobs, a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who co-taught a Media and Politics course with Sowers at West Point.

"As his fellow instructor at West Point, I've had the privilege of a front row seat to observe Tommy develop into one of the finest college instructors, mentors and officers I've known in my 40 year career. With a deep intellectual curiosity complementing a distinguished military career, he invariably couples real world experiences while integrating concepts from disparate disciplines to make his classroom style both interesting and persuasive," said Jacobs.

Sowers, a former Green Beret, completed his 11 year career in the Army with a two year assignment teaching American Government, Advanced American Government and Media & Politics at West Point's Department of Social Sciences. While at West Point he was his department's nominee for the APGAR Award for Excellence in Teaching. In the fall of 2009, Tommy taught Introduction to American Government at the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla.

Sowers stated, "I believe passionately that education must be improved if rural America is going to be able to compete in the 21st century. And that starts right here at home in Southeastern Missouri. I'll fight for the resources our small, rural schools need."

"It was an honor to teach the Constitution and American Politics at both West Point and at Missouri S&T here in Rolla. That experience will help inform policy decisions in Washington, a place that sometimes forgets what exactly the Constitution says and means," noted Sowers.

The video "Tommy Sowers: Teacher" can be found on YouTube.

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For those who are curious, the video can be found here:


...this is awesome. It really shows why Tommy is the right person to represent us...he feels what we're feeling, which is MUCH more than most Representatives feel in Washington. I am proud to give him my vote.

-- Posted by poplarproud72 on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 8:47 AM

Semoguy 85,

I'm just a self-funded independent Congressional candidate, but I address issues as they really are. Our website shows our philosophy in detail as well as the opinions of others that don't agree with us.

visit http://larrybill.com/why-i-m-running/


Larry Bill, Independent Candidate for Congress, 8th District, Missouri

-- Posted by nolimitsonthought on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 10:51 AM

Tommy has also told us that he'll surprise us with his position on Cap and Trade, after the election. He has also agreed to jeopardize the safety of our troops in Afghanistan and the success of their mission, because he doesn't trust what our military commanders would tell him. I've heard enough. Thanks again for you calm, thoughtful leadership, Congresswoman Emerson.

-- Posted by VIKED on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 11:56 AM

Hey Tommy, did you learn anything from the Dalai Llama? Did he influence your teaching style?


-- Posted by smooth01 on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 12:06 PM

We can't withstand another Democrat. We know their policies no matter their speeches. We've heard this and living with this today.

-- Posted by smartchoice on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 2:19 PM

All I can say is that this guy would have voted for Obamacare. (Insert mushroom cloud here) That bill is worse than the STL Rams this season. Fortunately for the Rams, they get the number one draft pick. Unfortunately for us, we get the government run health care with DEATH PANELS.

-- Posted by ResAdjudicata on Wed, Jan 13, 2010, at 8:18 PM

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