By: Carl Wicklander
In a primary race where the three main contestants were trying to "out-conservative" each other, Representative Todd Akin prevailed over businessman John Brunner and former state treasurer Sarah Steelman.
Akin voted against No Child Left Behind and TARP. He has a convoluted record on the Medicare expansion, voting for it the first time and against the version that was eventually signed into law. So Akin actually has a domestic fiscal record that is more responsible than Paul Ryan, who voted for all the Bush administration's domestic demands.
Akin did, however, support all the military spending of the Bush administration: voting for Iraq, no exit date, and regularly voting for sanctions on Iran. He was against President Obama's actions in Libya, but did release a statement saying Libya was not "in the best interests of our nation" and that "we are not the world's police force."
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