Given that the economy is the top issue in just about every statewide race right now, it's only natural for a candidate to tout his or her credentials on the subject.
If, say, you have an economics degree, it would be prudent to point that out -- as Dave Spence, Republican candidate for governor in Missouri does.
"After high school, Dave attended University of Missouri-Columbia and earned a degree in Economics," says the biography on his campaign website.
Not a bad idea to include that information ... unless it's not completely accurate, as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch finds:
Don't Miss Today's Top Stories
Chock full of usable information on today's issues."
Michael, Executive Director
Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."
Chuck, Graduate Student
The day's action in one quick read."
Stacy, Director of Communications
Great way to keep up with Washington"
Ray, Professor of Economics