In the race to unseat Missouri Democrat U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, Republicans face off Tuesday in the primary election—with one campaign spending $7 million, and the other two spending $3.7 million combined.
According to an article on the CNBC website, written by the Associated Press, businessman John Brunner is "Rich Like Mitt" and willing to invest his own fortune in the race.
Brunner is former CEO of Vi-Jon, a one-time family business that made a fortune recently by manufacturing Germ-X waterless hand cleaner.
He faces candidates U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, a 6-term Congressman, and former Missouri state Treasurer Sarah Steelman.
The AP article suggests multi-millionaire candidates again tilt the playing field for traditional political campaigns, with voters lured by candidates who tout their business experience, and promises to fix the economy.
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