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Robin Carnahan on Principles & Values

 


Rep. Blunt is an insider Congressman

Blunt sought to tie Carnahan to the Democrats in power. And Carnahan repeatedly referred to Blunt as "Congressman," reinforcing Blunt's insider status. She accused him for being more responsible for the recession than she.

"The fact was that I was in Jefferson City and he was in Washington," she said. Blunt shot back that voters put Democrats in charge in 2006, when the party took over the House, and in 2008, when Pres. Obama was elected, "and look where that got us."

Blunt also addressed an issue that's been the crux of Carnahan's "insider" allegations: She says Blunt attempted to put a provision that benefited his then-girlfriend's company into the bill that created the Homeland Security Dept.

Blunt said the provision was one of many that he heard that made sense when Congress crafted the bill, though he didn't mention his now-wife, who was then a lobbyist for tobacco giant Phillip Morris. Blunt previously had remained mum on the provision, saying only that it was a national security issue.

Source: Springfield News-Leader on 2010 Missouri Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

Daughter of Senator & Governor; sister of US Rep

The race to succeed Kit Bond is coming down to Congressman Roy Blunt, the Republican, against Missouri's Democratic secretary of state, Robin Carnahan. Blunt, the former House minority whip, is the father of Matt Blunt, Missouri's governor from 2005 to 2009. Robin is the daughter of former governor Mel Carnahan, who was killed in a plane crash. Robin's brother Russ currently represents Missouri's Third District in the House of Representatives.

This race, pitting two dynasties against one another, will be a tough one. As the race heats up. Carnahan will likely be seen for what she is: a lightweight trying to cash in on sympathy for her father's death. Blunt's experience in the House should help him outshine her.

Source: Take Back America, by Dick Morris, p.145 Apr 13, 2010

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