I've got a really hard election. If you had a really hard election and it was after Labor Day would you go to North Carolina to a bunch of parties and glad-handing or would you stay home and work as hard as you know how to convince Missourians they should rehire you?
I am a small-town girl.
All the movies where I play nice guys don't seem to do very well.
What we have done with No Child Left Behind is squeeze the creativity out of the classroom because teachers have begun to just teaching to the test.
Being a new mother was a joyful and sometimes overwhelming experience - and as the first Missouri female state legislator to have a baby while in office, having heath care for myself and my son gave me some needed peace of mind.
I'm a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more.
Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings.
When you work in the United States Senate, and you are around people of all different ideas and beliefs, you realize that what our Founding Fathers did that was so genius, is that they made the Senate the place where compromises are supposed to happen because of the makeup of the Senate.
I think there are certain folks in Missouri that don't trust government. And they haven't trusted government for a long time.
No commander in chief would ever say, 'I'm not going to listen to the guys on the ground.'
Obviously, I have been a pro-choice candidate for my entire political career, and obviously there is controversy always surrounding this issue.
The political system loves the extremes, it doesn't so much show a lot love for the moderates.
When the Tea Party comes to town, compromise goes out the door.
My first obligation is my job. It's very hard to really get into campaign mode when you've got to focus on doing the work.
We need candidate schools to recruit more young African-Americans to run for office and more diverse law enforcement communities.
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