Carnahan and Blunt begin mudslinging

6 years 11 months 1 week ago July 21, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Wednesday, July 21 2010 Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:48:44 AM CDT in News

During the continuation of her "Stop the Bull Campaign," Carnahan called out Republican Representative Roy Blunt for succumbing to the culture in Washington D.C.

"There are people who go to Washington to change it and people who get changed by it," said Carnahan. She added that Blunt is of the latter and that he is a reminder of what's wrong in Washington.

Carnahan's plan aims to stop unlimited lobbyist access, halt the flow of money between government officials, and prohibit making deals behind closed doors. She said Blunt's 14-year Congressional record shows his involvement in "secret deals" and "special favors" to special interest groups and lobbyists. Carnahan said Blunt has "gotten caught up in the corrupt culture and very worst ways of Washington."

KOMU tried to reach Blunt's campaign represenatives, but they did not return phone calls. Instead, they released a statement and called Carnahan's accusations of Blunt's involvement with lobbyists ironic. They point out that during her father's years as governor, both her brothers served as state lobbyists. The statement also said her accusations of corrupt lobbyist campaign contributions is also ironic because her campaign has taken nearly $1 million in funding from special interest groups and lobbyists.

In rebuttle against Carnahan's comments, Blunt's campaign called Carnahan "a rubberstamp vote" meaning she'll just vote for whatever President Obama wants her to.

Neither candidate has earned their parties' nomination. The August 3rd primaries will determine who wins the nominations. Carnahan is up against two other Democratic candidates and Blunt is facing seven Republican candidates.

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