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Previously:

“Gonna need a new bulb, Dave” (January 11, 2012)

“Well, Home Economics is a kind of Economics” (January 10, 2011)

Evidently there’s going to be a lot of material for the Fall 2012 campaign ads. A video compilation of television news stories, via the Missouri Democratic Party:

A Republican candidate for the Missouri Governor’s office is doing some damage control. Now, Dave Spence’s web site states he earned an Economics degree from the University of Missouri when he actually earned a degree in Home Economics. Spence told the St. Louis Dispatch his grades weren’t good enough for business school, so he chose a different major that allowed him to graduate on time. Spence acknowledged his degree description may be misleading….

Missouri gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence touts on his web site that he, quote, earned a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia. What the web site does not say is that the degree was in Home Economics. Spence told the St. Louis Post Dispatch that his grades were not good enough for the business school, so he chose a different academic path that allowed him to graduate on time. He acknowledged that the description of the degree on his campaign’s web site might be misleading. Spence is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Jay Nixon in this year’s election. His campaign has emphasized his business expertise at a plastic container company before selling it in twenty-ten and recently stepping aside as its leader….

A University of Missouri degree means a lot to tiger nation, but a candidate for governor might be stretching the truth about his. Dave Spence touts on his web site that he earned an Economics degree from Mizzou, but his degree was actually in Home Economics. In response Spence told the St. Louis Post Dispatch his grades were not good enough for business school so he picked a major that would allow him to graduate on time….

Missouri gubernatorial candidate has some explaining to do. Dave Spence’s web site says he earned a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri, Columbia. What it doesn’t say, though, is that the degree was in Home Economics. Spence is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic Governor Jay Nixon. Now, he admits the degree description may be, quote, misleading….

Missouri gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence says on his web site that he earned a degree in Economics. What that web site does not say is that the degree was in Home Economics. Spence told the St. Louis Post Dispatch that his grades were not good enough for the business school, so he chose a different academic path. He acknowledged that the description of his degree may be misleading. Spence is seeking the Republican nomination to challenge Governor Jay Nixon. His campaign has emphasized his business expertise. Spence owned a plastic container company before selling it in twenty-ten….

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At least there aren’t any embarrassing tweets. Oh, wait