MCCASKILL: Everyone agrees we need to balance the budget and cut spending. But it has to be done in a common-sense, Missouri way. That's why I'm leading the effort to reform defense contracting and why Congress must keep my ban on earmarks, so we can reduce the deficit. And that's why I stood up to my own party and proposed a cap in federal spending. I'm Claire McCaskill and I approve this message, because with a little common sense we can make government smaller and our economy stronger.