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Congressman Blunt's Friends Ads Are Pulled

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

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]

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gee,you mean he was involved in the tarp(bailout)? along with george w. bush? socialist!taxpayerbailout!paybacks for the unions!

-- Posted by workingdude on Fri, Sep 3, 2010, at 6:31 AM

........just another hypocritical Republican politician feeding at the corporate trough. When will we Missourians wise up to weasels like Blunt who claim to represent the common man, all the while taking payoffs from Big Business?

-- Posted by JoJax on Fri, Sep 3, 2010, at 6:16 PM

When will people learn not to believe some polititions. If anyone really studies politics by researching things, they would be a lot more educated.

Blunt has been a crook from day one.People will follow him anyway not caring that he has done nothing to help the voters who keep putting him into office.

When he left the mother of his children to marry the younger, lobbyist woman, he even ask the government to allow him and his bride to receive the millions in gifts that they would receive from special interest. There is a law in place that states govenment officials are not allowed to receive these kind of gifts when at a wedding.

I have a copy of his letter asking for pardon to receive gifts.

Has anyone wondered what happened to the like father like son Matt Blunt. Things for him have sure been quiet.

-- Posted by Christ Return on Sat, Sep 4, 2010, at 8:50 AM

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