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Candidate Turns 'Home Ec' Into 'Economics' Degree

Missouri contender caught fudging educational background
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2012 4:32 PM CST
GOP Candidate Fixes 'Home Ec' Flub on Resume
In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo, Dave Spence poses for a photo in his office in St. Louis.   (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

(Newser) – Tiny note to political candidates: "Economics" and "home economics" aren't quite the same thing. Missouri gubernatorial contender Dave Spence quickly updated his website this week after reporters discovered that his touted "degree in Economics" was actually a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Home Economics, TPM Muckraker reports. The AP also found Spence campaign fliers that claim he studied at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Business, a school he never attended.

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"I have said all along that I will not or do not lie," said the Republican candidate. "A lot of this is overblown, as I was not aware of any place that said business school." He later added: "I will take responsibility for this. I did not catch the mistake on early campaign literature." A state Democratic Party spokeswoman seems unconvinced: "Missourians shouldn't believe a word that comes out of his mouth," she said. "This guy is just shameless." (Read more Republican candidate stories.)

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