President Bush visited Jefferson City Tuesday to promote the Medicare prescription drug act but State Auditor Claire McCaskill who is also running for U.S. Senate says that might not have been the presidents only objective. Kathryn Buschman has more from the state Capital.McCaskill said Tuesday that the president's stop in the state capital might not have just been about Medicare Plan D. McCaskill who is running against Republican Senator Jim Talent says she thinks all the recent executive appearances in the state indicates Talent might need some campaign help.
Talent's campaign said the president's appearance was not political. From the state Capitol, I am Kathryn Buschman.
The Missouri Democratic Party is calling into question some of the numbers U.S. Senator Jim Talent released about the success of Medicare Plan D. Kathryn Buschman has more from Jefferson City.
The democratic party is questioning numbers the Republican U.S. senator released last month about the success of the prescription drug plan. State Auditor Claire McCaskill who is running against Talent says he is just trying to make the plan look more successful.Vice President Cheney attended a fundraiser for Talent Monday night in Springfield. From Jefferson City I am Kathryn Buschman.
President Bush visited Jefferson City to taut Medicare Part D Tuesday. State Auditor Claire McCaskill says the problem with the prescription drug plan is that it was written for drug companies. Kathryn Buschman has more from Jefferson City.
McCaskill says she likes the concept of Medicare Plan D but says the current plan is too complicated and doesn't allow drug companies to negotiate for lower prescription costs.