In the spin session following last night's debate between Republican GOP candidates for U. S. Senate, businessman John Brunner claimed victory and said the debate reinforced his 20-point lead in the polls. Of course, he fails to note that the polls in question were ones he paid for. The Brunner news release is printed below.
At the final debate of the Republican primary, John Brunner proved his mettle as the front-runner and only candidate who can defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill. Brunner continued to contrast his record of creating jobs and running a successful manufacturing company with his opponents’ record of manufacturing debt and spending years as career politicians.
The most shocking revelation of the night came when John Brunner revealed Congressman Todd Akin, according to the St. Louis Beacon, worked to introduce a bill that “would require all Americans to have health insurance.”
In what voters expect of a general election candidate, John Brunner clearly articulated strong policy positions, specific solutions to improve our economy, a vision to lead in the Senate, and the wherewithal to successfully confront and defeat Claire McCaskill in November.
Under Sen. Claire McCaskill’s watch, the national debt has increased more than $7 trillion, unemployment has remained above 8%, and the economy still struggles to recover. With McCaskill and Obama's burdensome, debt-increasing policies killing job creation and innovation, voters are searching for a candidate with real-world economic experience to ignite America’s economic might.
Brunner’s four-point plan, of repealing burdensome regulations, creating a flatter, simpler, fairer tax code, increasing domestic energy production, and tort reform, will empower private sector growth and restore America’s prosperity.
“John Brunner has again proven himself as the clear front-runner, the strongest candidate in the primary, and the only candidate to defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill,” said Jon Seaton, Brunner campaign manager. “While his career politician opponents tried to out-spin each other on their voting records, John Brunner demonstrated the leadership, poise, and expertise Missourians are craving in their future U.S. Senator.”