From the Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal:

Would you vote to ban embryonic stem cell research?

BENJAMIN: No. Stem cell research is one of the great hopes of modern medicine, and I support it whole heartedly. I do not support human cloning.

PEARCE: X. (Voters) decided this issue, placed it in the Missouri Constitution and is out of the General Assembly’s hands. I would oppose tax dollars going to SCNT research.

Is higher education better off in Missouri now than four years ago?

BENJAMIN: No. The students make a university a great place, and right now too many are being priced out of a college education in Missouri.

PEARCE: Yes. Funding was cut four years ago and has increased each of the last four years. We also have limits on tuition increases now.