Former Missouri State Treasurer and current candidate for the U.S. Senate Sarah Steelman said in a news release by her campaign Friday that she’s proud to be compared to Gov. Palin:
Rolla, MO- A recent article by Talking Points Memo has drawn comparison between Sarah Palin and Sarah Steelman. Steelman, who has been compared to Palin before, is flattered by the comparison.
“Recently, I have been made aware of a Talking Points Memo story that did not accurately reflect my views on Governor Sarah Palin. Let me be clear that I am proud of any comparison to Governor Palin, who has been a champion of conservative values and hard-working Americans all across this great nation.”
Steelman continued, “Like Governor Palin, I have spent my entire political life fighting the Good Ole’ Boys Club, despite the political consequences and personal attacks. I am going to Washington to put government back in the hands of the people, because the status quo has got to go.”
Steelman earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Economics, both from the University of Missouri. Prior to her election as State Treasurer in 1998, Steelman served as deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. She has worked as an economist for the Missouri Department of Revenue and as an adjunct professor of Economics at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. She is facing U.S. 2nd district Congressman Todd Akin and St. Louis businessman John Brunner in the August 2012 GOP primary for the U.S. Senate.
Cross-posted at The SPJ