McCaskill Waits Tables to Emphasize Student Loans
COLUMBIA, MO - Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is donning a waitressing apron to emphasize her support for federal student loans in her campaign against Republican Todd Akin.
McCaskill took orders and served food Tuesday at a restaurant in Columbia as the media watched and recorded her work for about an hour. McCaskill said the point of the event was to highlight how she worked her way through college years ago with the help of waitressing tips and student loans.
McCaskill has portrayed Akin as extreme for opposing a 2010 law that put the federal government -- instead of banks -- directly in charge of issuing student loans. Akin, a congressman from suburban St. Louis, has criticized the law as an example of an expansive government.