John Brunner (MO)

Brunner

THE CANDIDATE

Name:  John Brunner
 
Family:  John and his wife, Jan, have three children and six grandchildren
 

Personal Biography:  John Brunner earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Harding University, and his M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.  He is the third generation of the Brunner family to lead Vi-Jon, a private-label personal care products manufacturing company founded in 1908 by his grandparents, Viola and John B. Brunner. Brunner served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marines Corps as a Captain, and is now a member of the board of deacons at his church.

Political Biography:  This is Brunner's first foray into politics, motivated by a desire to be a strong voice for the Constitution in the US Senate.

Website:  www.JohnBrunner.com

THE RACE

Primary Election: August 7, 2012

General Election:  November 6, 2012

The District:  Brunner faces two Establishment Republicans in the GOP primary, after which he will face Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.  This will be McCaskill's first race for re-election in a slightly Republican-leaning state, and the race is considered by election analysts to be a toss-up.
 

THE ISSUES

Economics
  • Supports a full audit of the Federal Reserve
  • Opposes quantitative easing
  • Opposes corporate welfare
  • Opposes all tax increases
Foreign Policy
  • Believes only Congress can declare war
  • Supports removing troops from Iraq
  • Supports removing troops from Afghanistan
  • Wants to find and cut waste in the military budget
  • Opposes Nation Building
  • Believes we cannot afford to continue our foreign aid
Civil Liberties
  • Opposes the unconstitutional provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
  • Opposes the unconstitutional provisions of the PATRIOT Act
  • Opposes the TSA
  • Opposes SOPA and all restrictions on internet freedom
Federalism & the 10th Amendment
  • Supports federalism on all legislation not specifically authorized in the Constitution
Cutting Government
  • Supports a full repeal of Obamacare

Read John Brunner's official issue statements here.

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