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Rep. Roy Blunt announces his candidacy for the Senate at the Capitol

Date: February 19, 2009
By: Rebecca Beitsch
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: U.S. Congressmen Roy Blunt announced he will run for the Senate seat vacated by Kit Bond and vowed to use that seat  to block liberal legislation. Rebecca Beitsch (b-EYE-ch) has more from the state capitol. RunTime:0:37
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Congressman Roy Blunt will tell you that he's no fan of the Federal stimulus package, but the 787 billion dollar bill could have quite an impact on his campaign.

Blunt said the success of his campaign could hinge on the Obama administration's handling of the economy.

 

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Description: There's no question that the status of the economy and the view of how the president is running the country will have an impact in November 2010.The stimulus package Tony, will not work.

On the other side, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is the current front runner among the Democrats.

From the state capitol, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

 

 


Intro: It may only be 2009, but the race for the 2010 midterm elections are heating up as U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt announced his candidacy. Rebecca Beitsch (b-EYE-ch) has more from the capitol. RunTime:0:39
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With just 20 months to go until midterm elections, Congressmen Roy Blunt is the first Republican to announce his candidacy for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat vacated by Kit Bond.

Blunt said bringing another Republican to the Senate could help to block partisan legislation.

 

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Description: And you have a chance to do what you've done in the house, which is to advance solutions that people from both parties can vote for instead of what happened last week where the speaker of the house said famously, "We won the election, we'll write the bill."  

Blunt is now facing Democratic front runner and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

From the state capitol,I'm Rebecca Beitsch, Newsradio 1120 KMOX News.


Intro: Twenty months before the midterm elections, U.S. Congressmen Roy Blunt announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Kit Bond. Rebecca Beitsch (b-EYE-ch) has more from the state capitol. RunTime:0:39
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What initially was U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt's announcement of his bid for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat became a platform for Blunt to criticize the 878 billion dollar federal stimulus package.

 

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Description: And I think part of the strategy of the last few months has been to make this crisis appear to be so big that any solution is better than no solution and then you try to take full advantage of that moment to get everything done that you couldn't get done in the last decade.


Blunt said his success as a candidate will depend on the success of the economy and the Obama administration but that he is sure the federal bailout package will not work.

From Jefferson City, I'm Rebecca Beitsch, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.