Weber Challenges Akin Again for Congressional Seat

1 decade 2 years 8 months ago Wednesday, September 06 2006 Sep 6, 2006 Wednesday, September 06, 2006 1:01:19 PM CDT September 06, 2006 in News
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EUREKA - At age 81, George Weber has been a US Marine in World War II, farmed, sold real estate, and organized prison volunteers. The Eureka native was a state legislator in the 1960s and a Missouri Farm Bureau Federation board member. Now he's challenging US Representative Todd Akin for his Second Congressional District seat. Weber is a Democrat. The 59-year-old Akin is a Republican. Weber, in his second run for the seat, says he wants to expose government secrecy. Akin, a businessman turned politician, served in Missouri's House from 1988 to 2000, when he won the congressional seat. He championed preserving the phrase, "under God," in the Pledge of Allegiance. Last year, he promoted legislation that would allow federal judges to be impeached for reaching decisions based on foreign legal opinions.

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