“My name is RUSS CARNAHAN, Congressman!”
* “…which I don’t pay taxes on!” As Americans prepare to file and pay their taxes, it’s come to light that Rep. Russ Carnahan may be skimping on his. The Congressman avoids paying personal property taxes on his 42-foot yacht by docking it in Alton, Illinois instead of his hometown. “Illinois does not have a statewide property tax. Property is taxed on the local level | Read More »
Russ Carnahan (D, MO-03) tries to pander to gun-friendly voters.
I mean, look at this picture. (Via 24thState, via Instapundit) …yes, I know. You are right now quietly resolving to never get within 100 feet of Russ Carnahan when he’s carrying a firearm. Me, I’m still wondering why – assuming that this wasn’t a faked photo-op – that the law enforcement people standing next to him still have jobs. Heck, if that’s not really a | Read More »
Doing well by being a Congressman’s brother?
It’s amazing what they don’t mention in the news these days: Wind Capital Group, led by President Tom Carnahan, said Monday it has closed on financing for Missouri’s largest wind energy development. The lenders, led by Nord/LB, Bayern LB, Rabobank, Santander and Union Bank, are providing $240 million in debt facilities to support the construction and operation of the proposed Lost Creek Wind Project in | Read More »
Scenes from the Democratic Party’s War on Tax-Paying: Missouri
Free tip for Missouri Democrats: when you’re trying to find a replacement for the third state legislator from your party who’s been caught up in a federal corruption case… find one who already pays her taxes. ST. LOUIS — A day before she clinched the nomination to fill a vacancy in the Missouri House of Representatives on Saturday, St. Louis Democrat Hope Whitehead paid a | Read More »
Dorwin Award*: Robin Carnahan.
Watch with some amusement as Missouri Secretary of State (and Senate hopeful) Robin Carnahan (D) refuses to answer two simple questions: Does she support the House’s health care rationing bill? and What is her opinion on the Stupak amendment? (See also: The Conservatives.com) While Carnahan’s response to the first question might be at least considered a standard attempt at mealy-mouthing, and thus not overly outrageous; | Read More »
Robin Carnahan’s (D, MO-SEN Cand) Bad Day (As in, possible ethics violations).
The fact that Roy Blunt had raised 200K more than Robin Carnahan in the Senate race was already known – but 24thstate is now reporting that Ed Martin has also raised 40K more than Russ Carnahan for the MO-03 race. Which is interesting, as Martin only declared around the end of July. Guess when they say “Show-Me” in Missouri, they mean it. But that’s not | Read More »
Quick looks at 2010: AR-01, MO-SEN, & NM-02.
Some points of interest, for various campaigns: AR-01: Rick Crawford – who is running against Marion Berry, AKA The Guy Who Can’t Remember That He’s Not Supposed to Be Taken Farm Subsidies – has a revamped website. It’s a definite improvement over the old version, and should allow for more and better networking. AR-01 is a R+8 district, and long overdue for a Congressman not | Read More »
, harry teague
, marion berry
, new mexico
, rick crawford
, robin carnahan
, roy blunt
, russ carnahan
, steve pearce
Have you seen me?
My name is Russ Carnahan (D, MO-03), and I’m lost: (via Dana Loesch. Also note: Ed Martin is running against this guy.) I was last seen a week or so ago, hiding in a garage after a get-together I threw ended with some people that I invited beating up a guy. I’ve dropped off the face of the earth since then. No Twitter*, no blogging, | Read More »
Rep. Carnahan and the Gladney Incident: the secret press conference.
There is a reason why the United States of America is a democratic republic, and not an aristocratic republic. The first generation of a particular family may be politically able; may, in fact, be very able. The second generation of that family may likewise be politically able. Sometimes – sometimes, and mostly if the family name is Adams – even the third generation is politically | Read More »
Brave, Brave Carnahan.
When faced with a vigorous band of constituents who wished to loudly express their discomfort and annoyance with both Russ Carnahan’s specific and general voting records, the Congressman did the proper thing: he engaged with them. He listened. He explained why sometimes – to evoke Burke – you have to exercise your own judgement in representing your district, and not knee-jerk defer to constituent opinion. | Read More »
New GOP challenger in Russ Carnahan’s (D, MO-03) seat.
This one is causing some commentary, behind the scenes: former Blunt chief of staff Ed Martin has started an exploratory committee to run in Carnahan’s district, which includes large parts of the St. Louis area. CQ Politics currently rates the seat as “Safe Democrat:” Cook reports the district as being D+7; and Carnahan is from the third generation of a powerful Missouri political family. Actually, | Read More »
Sen Claire McCaskill (D, MO) sounds rattled.
After a rather fascinating exercise of profiles in courage from her St. Louis office – essentially, they locked the doors, drew the blinds, called the cops, and hid from a bunch of protesters knocking on the door. But can you blame the staffers? …I mean, those guys brought a cocker spaniel. Anyway, Senator McCaskill would have liked to be conciliatory, except that the passive-aggressive resentment | Read More »
Missourians about to get charged for energy reduction programs.
And, contrary to our current ruling party’s (Democrats) operating fiscal paradigm, there are no money trees out there. If you want a thing, you have to find a way to pay for it. The trouble is, of course, that if you don’t particularly want a thing you may have to pay for it anyway, particularly when the people who do want it (Democrats) happen to | Read More »
Oh, look: the Drag on the Ticket’s in Missouri.
Via Gateway Pundit. AP How embarrassing for McCain; she barely managed to beat out Kerry/Edwards, from four years ago. Clearly a horrible, horrible mistake on the Maverick’s part. As for Joe Biden? Why, he got at least twelve hundred of the Missouri Youth Vote to show up for his rally…
Missouri on the ACORN Case.
Here we go again: Missouri officials suspect fake voter registration KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states. Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said | Read More »