Candidate name: Tommy SowersParty affiliation: DemocratDistrict: Missouri 8thDistrict Map: Solid Republican
Military experience: Army, 1998-2009Overseas experience: Iraq, 2004-2006Service rank: Major
Opponent: Jo Ann EmersonMilitary experience: noneIncumbent: Jo Ann Emerson
Sowers campaign web siteEmerson campaign web site
From his web site: Sowers, on national defense -- Congress has the lowest number of veterans since World War II. Congress must check the Executive and exercise its Constitutional duty to declare, fund, and end our nation's wars. ... Our nation cannot accomplish our objectives in Afghanistan without a commitment of billions of dollars and a permanent growth of our military. We need to bring our conventional troops home and combat terrorism with smarter, more cost-effective methods.
-- Complied by Leo Shane III