Governor Blunt demands e-mail records from State Representative
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Governor Blunt demands e-mail records from State Representative

Date: May 7, 2008
By: Erika Navarrete
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: One Democratic Representative is on the defensive after Republican Governor Matt Blunt demanded all of his e-mail records dating back to 2003.

Erika Navarrete (Nahv-ah-rett) has more from Jefferson City.  

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Democratic Representative Jeff Harris, who is currently running for Attorney General, criticized the Governor's request for his e-mail records and said it's an attempt to intimidate and bully him.

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Description: "They're not going to succeed because certainly this governor has never intimidated and has never bullied me and I'm not going to let him start now."

Harris said he will comply with the Sunshine Law but said the Governor's move conveniently sparks unanswered questions.

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Description: "But that still doesn't answer the question as to what he is going to do. If we're ever going to get to the bottom of what happened in his office or in the office of administration with emails that, according to the allegations of a lawsuit, were destroyed. "
Governor Blunt's office refused to comment.

Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Erika Navarrete, KMOX News.