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Key Senate Race Watch – Missouri Manufacturers: Which Senate Candidate Are YOU Voting For in November?

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Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican, has been the junior United States Senator for Missouri since 2011. Previously, he served as the United States Representative for Missouri’s 7th congressional district. He was also the House Majority Whip from 2003-2007. In 2011, he was elected vice-president of the Senate Republican Conference. 

Jason Kander, a Democrat, is a lawyer and veteran. He was elected as Missouri’s Secretary of State in 2012. Previously, he was an intelligence officer in the Army National Guard. 

Key Senate Race Watch – Missouri Manufacturers: Which Senate Candidate Are YOU Voting For in November?

Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican, has been the junior United States Senator for Missouri since 2011. Previously, he served as the United States Representative for Missouri’s 7th congressional district. He was also the House Majority Whip from 2003-2007. In 2011, he was elected vice-president of the Senate Republican Conference. 

Jason Kander, a Democrat, is a lawyer and veteran. He was elected as Missouri’s Secretary of State in 2012. Previously, he was an intelligence officer in the Army National Guard.

Below are Senator Blunt and Kander’s history and position on a few priority issues for manufacturers:

Energy: Blunt voted to nullify the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, which would force the closure of a substantial portion of the current electric power grid.

Kander supports the Clean Power Plan, but does not think it should be implemented through an executive order.

Health Care: Blunt voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and believes that it has led to fewer choices, higher costs and lower wages. Blunt also voted to repeal the Employee Benefits Tax, also known as the Cadillac Tax.

Kander believes that making changes to the ACA is necessary, but doesn’t believe it should be repealed. He supports repeal of the Employee Benefits Tax.

Trade: Blunt initially supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) but has recently expressed concern over the trade deal.

Kander opposes the TPP and believes it would hurt Missouri families.

Infrastructure: Blunt voted in support of legislation to authorize funding for Federal-aid highways and believes that reliance on infrastructure will increase as the economy expands.

Kander supports federal funding for infrastructure. 

Missouri manufacturers, who are you voting for in November? 

Visit our Election Center to find your polling location and information on early voting. 

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