08/17/2012 08:57 am ET Updated Oct 17, 2012

Todd Akin, Missouri GOP Senate Candidate, Opposes Federal Funding For National School Lunch Program

SEDALIA -- Missouri's two U.S. Senate candidates tangled Thursday over whether taxpayers should subsidize school lunches for more than 34 million students across the country.

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican candidate, said he opposes federal spending for the National School Lunch Program, which provides cash and surplus food for nearly 650,000 school lunches in Missouri each day.

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