Talking Points Memo denies role in Carnahan firebombing.
For those not following this story: last week a campaign office of Russ Carnahan* (D, MO-03) was firebombed by an officially unknown assailant. A suspect was arrested and subsequently quickly released. This development, coupled with the odious nature of the attack itself, led to both widespread concern and widespread condemnation among the right-side of the blogosphere (including RedState)… but, curiously, not notably among the left-side. | Read More »
Carnahan firebombing an internal attack?
Last week RedState noted – and condemned – what was suspected to be a politically-motivated firebombing of a Democratic congressman’s office. In addition to being concerned about the idea of Molotov cocktails being added to American political discourse, we here were also concerned at the media blackout apparently being put on the incident – even though an arrest had been made. There were, of course, | Read More »
Meet Ed Martin (R CAND, MO-03).
Ed is running against Russ “Yes, he really does look like that” Carnahan, who is mostly known (publicly) for his last name and (privately) for his growing disinterest in keeping the job. I’m not being cute, here: I’ve heard from several different Missouri political types that Russ Carnahan doesn’t even really want to be a Congressman anymore… which is kind of fortuitous, because Ed Martin | Read More »
“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 »
Post-Dispatch rewriting articles for the Russ[/Robin] Carnahan campaign[s]*? [UPDATED]
Jake Wagman’s at it again. For those wondering, Jake Wagman was the guy who earlier tried to pass off this photo: …as some sort of evidence that Russ Carnahan is some sort of rock-em, sock-em Congressman (and not, say, evidence of why American political dynasties rarely survive the third generation). Needless to say, after being thoroughly mocked for it the reporter corrected – so you’d | 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 »
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 »
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 »