Political Notebook -- Candidates have no sweet tooth for sugar industry
By Don Davis
St. Paul Capitol Bureau
ST. PAUL - Neither major presidential candidate appears to have a sweet tooth -- at least when it comes to subsidizing the American sugar industry.
"I would stop subsidizing sugar," Republican John McCain flatly said the other day on "60 Minutes."
In 2005, Democrat Barack Obama wrote in the Chicago Tribune that he opposed "indefensible sugar subsidies that benefit a handful of wealthy growers."
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