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SEDALIA — Missouri’s two Senate candidates tangled today over whether taxpayers should subsidize school lunches for more than 34 million students across the country.
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican candidate, told reporters at the Missouri State Fair that he opposes federal spending for the National School Lunch Program, which provides cash and surplus food for nearly 650,000 school lunches in Missouri each day.
Akin’s Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, quickly attacked Akin’s opposition to the federal school lunch subsidy.
‘I support federal school lunches,’ she said. ‘The notion that the federal government should stop using surplus commodities to help public schools feed kids lunch is a non-starter for me.’
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