Monday, December 10, 2012

In January, 3 percent of the U.S. Senate will be Mizzou grads

MU will have three alums in the U.S. Senate next year.

Posted By on Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Mizzou graduates make up a sizeable chunk of the Senate.
  • Mizzou graduates make up a sizable chunk of the Senate.

In January, when the new crop of U.S. senators is sworn in, a full 3 percent of the legislative body will be graduates of Mizzou. That is to say, three members of the Senate got their degrees at the university. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill - who throttled Todd "Shut That Whole Thing Down" Akin in November, graduated from Mizzou in 1975. Newly elected New Mexico Sen. Martin Heinrich graduated in 1995 with a degree in mechanical engineering. Former Virginia Gov. Time Kaine, who was raised in Kansas City, is the third Mizzou grad. He earned a degree in economics in 1979. All three are Democrats.

The Columbia Tribunehas a nice article about the Mizzou trio and how they all came to Columbia and what they've done since leaving. As a Mizzou graduate myself, I say the creation of the Mizzou voting bloc somewhat makes up for joining the SEC and failing to reach a bowl game. Somewhat.

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