State of Missouri Archives: on Corporations

John Brunner: Served as CEO of personal care products manufacturer

Brunner touted his experience in the private sector, where he served as CEO of personal care products manufacturer Vi-Jon. In the private sector, he said, he learned the skills needed to unseat McCaskill, such as surrounding himself with "a great team." He said, "You have to have a great message, and a great message is not another career politician."

Akin, a six-term congressman, took exception. "If I were a career politician, I'd stay in a safe congressional district, wouldn't I? I don't think the Senate is the place for on-the-job training," he said.

Steelman responded that Brunner has surrounded himself with high-priced political consultants who are likely telling him that the winning message is painting his opponents as career politicians.

Brunner, who has poured more than $2 million of his own money into his campaign, called Akin's remarks about on-the-job training "political talk." His opponents' recent job experience "is a little different than being on the production line," he said.

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune on 2012 Missouri Senate debate Apr 22, 2012

Peter Kinder: Work together to try and make the stimulus work for Missouri

Nixon's embrace of the stimulus is in marked contrast to the Republican reaction. Kinder sharply criticized Democrats for pushing the legislation through so quickly that legislators couldn't study it. But even though Kinder was critical of how the
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