- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Congressman Blunt's Friends Ads Are Pulled
Missouri media outlets have pulled two misleading attack ads against Robin Carnahan being aired by Congressman Blunt's corporate special interest allies. This weekend, a Missouri network including 77 radio stations pulled a false attack ad being run by Americans for Job Security -- a group with a long history of campaign related citations and violations. [Anchorage Daily News, 8/17/08; FEC.gov]
In addition, Karl Rove's special interest group, American Crossroads GPS, had their attack ad pulled down by CableNet while the FEC looks into allegations of illegal coordination between Congressman Blunt's campaign and Rove's group.
"Millions of dollars in false attack ads from Congressman Blunt's corporate special interest allies will not change his 14-year Washington record that has led to the worst recession since the Great Depression," said Linden Zakula, Robin Carnahan's campaign spokesman. "No amount of false advertising by his corporate special interest friends can erase Congressman Blunt's 14 year Washington record of corruption, bailouts, and wasteful spending."
These false and potentially illegal ads from Congressman Blunt's friends are a reminder of his own efforts to run from the truth. Even before Blunt's corporate special interest friends came to his defense, he had been caught trying to distort and distract from his record. As the Associated Press reported, "Before he was against it, U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt was for a 2008 bill authorizing up to $700 billion to shore up banks and other troubled financial institutions. In fact, Blunt helped negotiate its details and - as House Republican whip - helped round up enough votes to ensure its passage. Now a candidate for U.S. Senate, Blunt is carefully parsing his past support for the unpopular bank bailout." [Associated Press, 8/8/2010]