Looks like Robin Carnahan’s friends aren’t getting their money’s worth
Today, the Washington Post’s columnist Chris Cillizza makes a somewhat odd claim in his column “The Fix”: Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan’s (D) Senate campaign will announce $2.1 million raised in the third quarter, a campaign source tells The Fix, bringing it near parity with Rep. Roy Blunt’s (R) more than $2 million raised. Outside groups are spending heavily for Blunt, but this remains | Read More »
Robin Carnahan “running an outdated 2006 campaign”
In the 2010 campaign for U.S. Senator from Missouri, it’s ironic that MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan would criticize Rep. Roy Blunt for connecting her to President Barack Obama, when she seems intent on connecting Blunt to a GOP congress that hasn’t existed for four years. This, in an election that has been identified by virtually every major media outlet as a “referendum on | Read More »
The vaunted youth vote gets a cold dose of reality
This video, from the U.S. Senate campaign of Rep. Roy Blunt, who is running against MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan for Sen Kit Bond’s seat, caught my eye for several reasons: I went to the University of Missouri, which is strongly represented in the vid One of my kids is a college student, and the other one soon will be I was amused by | Read More »
Robin Carnahan loves her some bailout
Hearken back to a couple of weeks ago, when I noted how MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan has attempted to use TARP as a way to smear MO Congressman Roy Blunt. Blunt and Carnahan are seeking the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Missouri’s Sen. Kit Bond. One of the sources for that post, an article from the Sedalia (MO) Democrat, noted that Ms. | Read More »
TARP, Roy, Robin and the Republicans
Things looked very grim for the financial markets in 2008. Things were occurring very rapidly and few really understood what was going on during those weeks (here is a reminder of the turmoil that went on during that period) I saw a number of articles and emails that indicated that there could be a massive collapse of financial institutions that made the 1929 Black Tuesday, | Read More »
Roy Blunt’s ad campaign begins
MO Congressman Roy Blunt is running for the MO Senate seat currently occupied by Christopher “Kit” Bond, who will be retiring at the end of his current term. I’ve been fairly regular in criticisms of Blunt’s Dem opponent, Robin Carnahan, a typical leftist Obama acolyte. But today we’ll just stick (mostly) to a simple post of the spot that is kicking off Rep. Blunt’s advertising | Read More »
Reading is not a strength for the Robin Carnahan campaign
This past week, the campaign for Democrat Senate candidate Robin Carnahan released a hit video criticizing Republican Senate candidate Rep. Roy Blunt about his response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The video claims that “BP’s Bill for Cleanup is only $75M” and that supposedly, Blunt is OK with that. One problem: current law does NOT cap cleanup costs at $75M. | Read More »
Roy Blunt and Robin Carnahan on the Kagan nomination
Missourians are no doubt curious about what the two leading candidates in the 2010 Missouri Senate race think about President Obama’s nomination of Elena Kagan to replace Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. So what do the two key candidates have to say? Republican Congressman Roy Blunt, on what the GOP and the Senate should do: Judicial nominees should meet a substantially different | Read More »
Poor Robin Carnahan. It was *not* a good week for her.
After a week like this, Robin Carnahan was probably wishing she was a banking executive lawyer again, because running for Senate was not kind to her. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Carnahan made reference to our dependence on foreign oil: “We’re swapping depending on foreign oil with dependence on Chinese-made wind turbans (sic) and solar cells,” she said. Um, Ms. Carnahan – | Read More »
Looks like Robin Carnahan WILL be appearing with Obama
Could it be that the heat from both Democrat and GOP sides became a bit much for her? Jim at 24th State received word today that MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan, presumptive Democrat candidate for Kit Bond’s Senate set, would be canceling out on a fundraising engagement (note: I had previously stated it was in DC, but I can’t verify that…) so she can | Read More »
Robin Carnahan – Shoveling More Bull
I was tempted to lead with “First, Demon Sheep, now The Bull”. But that would have incorrectly grouped this well-done video with one that was infamous for its ineptitude. So – behold, “The Bull“. The video was released today from Rep. Roy Blunt’s campaign for Senate. It does a nice (and funny) job of illustrating how Robin Carnahan is an unabashed supporter of the key | Read More »
Robin Carnahan is making “carefully crafted statements”? Really??
It’s no secret that MO Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan, the likely Democrat challenger for U.S. Senator Kit Bond’s Missouri seat, has been MIA when it comes to stating her positions on key issues facing the country. For months we were left wondering if she had fallen into some sort of black hole, as she was not to be seen or heard. But now Politico | Read More »
Well, it’s settled. Robin Carnahan supports the largest tax increase in history.
The story begins in April, 2009, when the “League of Conservation Voters” began a $750K campaign to slam Rep. Roy Blunt for his vote against the “Cap and Trade” (or “Cap and Tax”) bill, who repeatedly refers to it by its euphemistic official smokescreen/name: “American Clean Energy & Security Act,” in an attempt to convince Missourians that Blunt is somehow trying to deny jobs in | Read More »
So Robin, tell us what part of Obamanomics you don’t like…
Following now-Senator Scott Brown’s supermajority-busting win of TedKennedy’sSeat™ in Massachusetts, the Democrat rats are quickly leaping from the Obama sinking ship. The latest “run away” moment comes on the heels of the Obama FY2011 budget proposal. Unsurprisingly, the POTUS continues his trillion dollar deficit extravaganza, even after his laughable attempt to feign fiscal responsibility by recommending a so-called “spending freeze.” as part of his proposal. This | Read More »
There’s A Missouri Political Dynasty Entrenched in DC
This past Thursday morning, St. Louis NPR station KWMU reported that Republican Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts Senate race could be “a shot across the bow for Robin Carnahan”, the Democrat competing with Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt (MO-7) for retiring Senator Kit Bond’s seat. The station said: Speaking in St. Louis Republican Senator Kit Bond said Scott Brown’s win in Massachusetts is further proof | Read More »
Roy Blunt and Robin Carnahan stay even in latest PPP poll
One might look at the latest PPP polling data that shows Roy Blunt down by one point to Robin Carnahan and think “oooh, Roy’s not looking so good”. But a quick peek beneath the results shows otherwise. Back in January, when PPP first surveyed Missouri voters about a potential Blunt/Carnahan race, the numbers came out 45/44 Carnahan over Blunt. Now? The latest shows Carnahan up | Read More »
Rasmussen shows a close U.S. Senate race in Missouri
Today Rasmussen Reports issued their first Election 2010 survey of Missouri’s U.S. Senate race that will most likely be between Rep. Roy Blunt (MO-7) and Sec’y of State Robin Carnahan (D-we don’t know where she is). The Rasmussen poll shows a dead heat – 46-46 between Blunt and Carnahan. Both of these candidates are well-known names in Missouri, and earlier polls by other polling firms | Read More »
Steelman out of the race for the MO Senate seat?
The Hill is reporting tonight that it is looking more and more like Sarah Steelman may decide to forego a challenge to MO Rep. Roy Blunt in the primary for Kit Bond’s Senate seat. Instead she may try to run for Blunt’s current 7th District House seat in Missouri. Former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman appears increasingly less likely to run against Blunt, and she acknowledged | Read More »
A new face in the 2010 Missouri Senate race?
Several sources are reporting today that a new name has emerged on the Republican side of the quest to replace Christopher “Kit” Bond in the U.S. Senate. Thomas Schweich, a law school professor at St. Louis’s Washington University and an attorney with Bryan Cave, is apparently being recruited by former MO Senator John C. Danforth, former Hungary ambassador and Bush cousin Bert Walker, and former | Read More »
A brief Missouri Senate 2010 update
A couple of items on the forthcoming US Senate race in MO for retiring Senator Kit Bond’s seat Sarah Steelman filed her 1Q2009 disclosure report for the Missouri Ethics Commission this week. There’s a big glaring number in there: a $770,000 debt from the 2008 gubernatorial race. That is one whopping big hole to start with if/when she decides whether or not to run. But | Read More »