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Republicans charge that Democrats are not serious about prescription drugs.

August 27, 2001
By: Cara Karunaratne
State Capital Bureau

Republicans say they hope Carnahan's hearing on prescription drugs is more than just a political move.

Anna Nichols has more from Jefferson City.

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Hours after Senator Carnahan held a special hearing in the state capitol about rising prescription drug costs, the spokesman for the Missouri Republican Party said that Democrats weren't really serious about the issue.

Scott Baker says he hopes that this wasn't a political move on behalf of the junior Senator.

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Contents: Spokesman Scott Baker says that we're just going to have to trust Sen. Carnahan's motives, but that every action bears watching.

Carnahan has not declared whether she will run for reelection in 2002 for the seat won by her deceased, the late Mel Carnahan.

From Jefferson City, Anna Nichols, KMOX News/