Stem Cell Emerging As Key Senate Issue

1 decade 3 years 6 months ago Wednesday, January 25 2006 Jan 25, 2006 Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:44:14 PM CST January 25, 2006 in News
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The petition drive is emerging as a key political issue in this year's U.S. Senate race. The Missouri Republican has not taken a position on the proposed ballot initiative, but he has co-sponsored a bill in the Senate that would criminalize some types of stem cell research. He says he'll have more to say if the measure is actually placed on the ballot. If he comes out in favor of the measure, he risks losing support from abortion opponents and evangelicals. If he opposes it, he may lose support from the business community. Talent's Democratic opponent, State Auditor Claire McCaskill, has come out strongly in favor of the stem cell measure.

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