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The Star's Yael Abouhalkah writes about Vicky Hartzler's visit with the paper's Editorial Board yesterday. 

Listening to Vicky Hartzler campaign for Congress brings new meaning to the words “empty vessel.”

The candidate for Missouri’s 4th Congressional district should have a great shot at knocking off the old, tired-looking Democratic incumbent Ike Skelton in this “Year of the GOP candidate.”

Yet even many Republicans are embarrassed when they hear Hartzler speak.

She says, to be blunt, nothing.

She wants to cut the budget, but has absolutely no clue about what big federal programs she would scale back...

Hartzler was asked a number of other questions about her stands on issues, and almost every answer was a vapid, by-the-book, ultra-conservative answer.

It was excruciating to hear, especially when there are intelligent Republican candidates out there who have actually thought about why they want to run for office, have detailed responses on how they would like to reduce the federal budget and who offer well-constructed reasons for GOP positions.

Image credit: Hartzler's Facebook profile



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