Robin Carnahan

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    October 19, 2012

    New York Times: Sinquefield and Missouri Could Reveal Future of American Politics

    In Missouri, you can basically contribute as much as you want to candidates and causes, meaning that one rich guy with big ideas could radically alter a state -- a reality here at home that "could be coming to a campaign near you," the New York Times is telling the rest of the nation today.  

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    August 16, 2012

    Guns Blazin' n' Insults Flyin', GOP Candidates Wrap Up "Victory Tour" in STL County

    We didn't find Abby Wambach amid the stacks of GOP yard signs, but 300 or so STL-area Republicans were on hand to celebrate their slate and revel in partisan glory... however premature.

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    August 8, 2012

    Cap the Rate! Raise the Wage! Campaign Believes Signatures Improperly Tossed

    While some politicos spent last night celebrating a clear path to the November ballot, others hit an impasse. One of them was not a candidate, but a campaign coalition calling itself Cap the Rate! Raise the Wage! The campaign wants two ballot initiatives in front of voters this fall -- one to raise ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    At Dubliner, No Pity Party for Rep. Russ Carnahan as Numbers Rolled in

    Rep. Russ Carnahan showed up to his election results watch party last night with a concession speech written on some campaign flyers, folded up in his back pocket. Before taking to the podium at around 10:15 p.m. to concede defeat, Carnahan sipped a pint of Guinness and went around to thank the su ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Vote In the State Primary! Or Don't. Whatever, Who Cares?

    ​Missouri's presidential primary is Tuesday, February 7. It's your chance to tell your party who you want to see represent you as president. Except that if you're planning on selecting someone from the Republican section of the ballot, your choice doesn't matter -- and that's not me saying that, i ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Sinquefield Donates $1.3 Million to Let Voters Decide; Files Lawsuit Against State Officials

    ​Rex Sinquefield has done it again. On Monday the St. Louis financier opened up his wallet and donated $1.3 million to Let Voters Decide, the campaign committee he's bankrolling that seeks to repeal Missouri's state income tax. Such gifts are not uncommon for Sinquefield. Last October he cut a sin ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Great Missouri Treasure Hunt

    Here's some Missouri history for ya!​History is everywhere--dusty basements, libraries, and now online, too. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is hoping that people who find pieces of Missouri history will share their treasures, which is why she's launched the Great Missouri Treasure Hunt.The cont ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    How Much Does American Crossroads Hate Claire McCaskill?

    Watch your back, Claire. They're already out to get you.​You may have heard that Claire McCaskill, Missouri's senior senator, is running for re-election in 2012. She doesn't know who her Republican opponent is yet. (Congressman Todd Akin and former state treasurer and gubernatorial candidate S ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    February 14, 2011

    Dead Missourians, Now in a Convenient Online Database

    Maybe she'd have lived longer if she'd laid off the home-churned butter.​Plenty of interesting people died in the great state of Missouri. And now, thanks to the work of 275 volunteers -- no word on what percentage of them identify as goths -- and the Missouri State Archives, you can cruise their ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Fox News, Robin Carnahan Settle Lawsuit

    An excerpt from the advertisement in question.​Three months after the election and nearly five months after it was filed, Fox News and its anchor Chris Wallace have settled a suit against former U.S. Senate contender Robin Carnahan. The network filed the lawsuit in response to a Carnahan' campaign ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Roy Blunt Dubbed "Senator Earmark" By The Wall Street Journal

    "Did somebody say earmark?"​Robin Carnahan tried for months to convince Missouri voters that Roy Blunt is a "Washington insider" whose long and cozy history with lobbyists for big tobacco, big oil and other big bad industries made him unfit for office.The strategy, of course, failed miserably. Blu ... More >>

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    November 8, 2010

    Ed Martin Concedes -- But Not Before Taking Swipes at Election Process

    Martin concedes even while continuing to suggest the election was stolen. ​Six days after the election, Ed Martin has conceded that he does not have enough votes to win the Third District race for U.S. Congress. The Republican challenger phoned incumbent Congressman Russ Carnahan this morning to c ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Voting Maps Show Political Divide in Missouri; St. Louis and Kansas City vs. Everyone Else

    If you need anymore convincing that the people of St. Louis and Kansas City have nothing in common -- politically -- with their fellow Missourians, consider these election results....In the race for U.S. Senate, Democrat Robin Carnahan won only three regions in Missouri: Kansas City, St. Louis and S ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Ed Martin Alleging Voting Irregularities; Still Not Conceding Defeat

    Ed (s)Martin: Not ready to accept sting of defeat. ​The unofficial results have Republican Ed Martin losing to Russ Carnahan by a margin of 4,418 votes in the race to represent Missouri's Third Congressional District in Washington D.C.Carnahan has 48.9 percent of the vote compared to Martin's 46.7 ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    What Options Does Ed Martin Have Left?

    Photo by Jennifer SilverbergMartin's gonna have to go to court to avoid a loss.​UPDATED below the jump. As Daily RFT reported earlier today, Republican challenger Ed Martin has refused to concede the 3rd Congressional District race to incumbent Democrat Russ Carnahan. But does it even matter? By a ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Roy Blunt Disses Fox Television Reporter

    "Aw, shucks. I thought she was with CNN."​Senate hopeful Roy Blunt seems to have forgotten that Fox television is his friend. After all, Fox News is suing his Democratic challenger Robin Carnahan over a commercial that ties Blunt to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and questions Blunt's romance wi ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Politicians Want to Text Us, Ruin Last Spam-Free Area of Our Over-Mediated Lives​Show us a campaign e-mail, and we'll show you spam. Call us on our landline, and -- oops, we don't have one. But send us a text, and Sweet Bejeezus we will drop the choking child we're trying to resuscitate and text you right back. JK! (It's true.)  Politicians hav ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Senate Debate: Carnahan Goes for the Jugular; Blunt Dons His Teflon Suit and Counterattacks

    ​Robin Carnahan wasted no time going after her Republican opponent, Roy Blunt, in the first face-off between the two candidates yesterday. Sporting an aqua-marine blouse, Carnahan leaned on the dais during her two-minute opening statement and blasted Blunt with allegations made in her campaign ads ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Political Drinking: Robin Carnahan, Roy Blunt Debate Tonight

    ​Senatorial hopefuls Robin Carnahan and Roy Blunt will square off tonight in Kansas City and again tomorrow at Lake of the Go Carts. Only tonight's debate will be televised -- 9 p.m. on KETC Channel 9.So, what to look for in tonight's debate? Political blogger John Combest has a few ideas. This mo ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Congressman Todd Akin Skipping League of Women Voters' Debate

    Congresswoman JoAnn Emerson of Cape Girardeau debated her Democratic challenger, Tommy Sowers, last night. And Charlie Dooley, the St. Louis County Executive, is debating his challenger, Republican Bill Corrigan, Thursday.Todd Akin gives the League of Women Voters the runaround.​But Congressman To ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Pupocalypse Now?: Local Blogger Imagines Disastrous Repercussions of Prop B

    What horrible fate lies ahead for this little pup?​We've got less than a month to go till Election Day now, when Missourians will go to the polls and determine the fates of Robin Carnahan, Roy Blunt, Ed Martin and thousands of puppies. If Prop B, officially known as the Puppy Mill Cruelty Prev ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Slate Debunks the Fox News Lawsuit Against Robin Carnahan

    To be blunt, Fox is full of it.​From being represented by a law firm with ties to Republican Roy Blunt to using copyright law for the purpose of political censorship, earlier today Slate published a thorough take-down of Fox News and their "bogus" lawsuit against Robin Carnahan, Missouri's Democra ... More >>

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    September 21, 2010

    Poll Suggests Robin Carnahan is Closing the Gap vs. Roy Blunt; Is Fox News to Thank?

    Carnahan never looks a Fox News gift horse in the mouth.​First a caveat, the following poll was conducted at the behest of the Missouri Democratic Party. Assuming, then, that their pollsters got it right, Democratic candidate Robin Carnahan is now neck-and-neck with her Republican rival Roy Blunt ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    Rupert Murdoch: Ass Clown of the Week

    Murdoch: A new feather in his cap, Ass Clown.​It wasn't even close. Rupert Murdoch collected three times as many votes as any other candidate this weekend to earn him the title of Daily RFT Ass Clown of the Week. Sixty percent of voters thought the media mogul worthy of the honor after his Fox New ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Ass Clown of the Week: Stupid Criminals and Rupert Murdoch

    ​That time of the week again! Time to vote for this week's local Ass Clown. And the nominees...1. Scott Schwartz: The St. Charles man who chased two dumpster-divers from his apartment complex with a Ninja sword and stabbed the dashboard of their pickup truck as they tried to drive away. 2. Hunks: ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Fox News Sues Robin Carnahan Over Campaign Commercial

    Excerpt from the Fox News interview.​Saying that a campaign advertisement compromises its "apparent objectivity," Fox News yesterday filed suit against Robin Carnahan's senate campaign over a commercial that uses footage taken from the broadcaster.The lawsuit stems from an interview Congressman Ro ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    FiveThirtyEight and NYT: Polls Indicate Robin Carnahan is Totally Screwed

    Image viaNo Horsing Around: Carnahan needs a miracle to beat Blunt.​To the untrained eye, the race for Missouri's senate seat between Robin Carnahan and Roy Blunt looks like a toss-up.  A tenacious battle between a longtime Republican congressman with a carefully crafted aw-shucks demeanor an ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Blunt and Bond: Religous Freedom Doesn't Apply For Mosque Near Ground Zero

    Image viaAn abandoned Burlington Coat Factory near Ground Zero? That's just wrong.​Campaigning yesterday in Kansas City, Republican senate candidate Roy Blunt told reporters that he opposes a plan to build a mosque two blocks away from "Ground Zero" in New York."We constantly talk about what's app ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Missouri Puppy Mills Protest: Don't Call Us Puppy Mills!

    Last week, Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan approved Proposition B for placement on the November ballot, preparing the way for state voters to approve restrictions on dog breeders -- in essence, banning puppy mills. It's dog lovers v. dog breeders on Proposition B​But don't ready your vo ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Missouri Democratic Party Files Complaint vs. Joe the Plumber, But Why?

    ​So, I'm a little late to the game here. The reason? I just can't get my head around the latest political skirmish pitting the Missouri Democratic Party against Joe the Plumber and G.O.P. Senate hopeful Chuck Purgason. Purgason, something of Tea Party extremist (though grudgingly appreciated here ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010

    Planning to Vote in Next Week's Primary? You're Among the Minority

    The first round of the 2010 campaign season is about to come to an end in Missouri with next Tuesday's primaries. And while the fate of dozens of political wannabes hangs in the balance, it will be just a smattering of voters who determine their future. Yesterday, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan ( ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Roy Blunt: Campaigning in Missouri in Rented Pickup Truck

    Blunt: So much for the low profile.​Hey, it worked for Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Of course, the pickup truck Brown drove to his Senate victory -- his 2005 GMC with 200,000 miles on it -- was his own. The pickup that Roy Blunt has been seen driving while campaigning in Missouri is reportedly a ... More >>

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    July 14, 2010

    Ed Martin: Carnahan and Obama Want to Deny You God

    Ed Martin: Holier than thou.​So this is what it's come to? On Monday Republican candidate Ed Martin was on the "Dr. Gina Show" on 630 AM KJSL when the conversation with his fellow Tea Party patriot, Gina Loudon, turned to religion. As Martin puts its, one of the objectives of the incumbent he's ho ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Obama Visits Missouri Tomorrow to Talk Biofuels and Blunt vs. Carnahan

    Image sourceAt least one Missourian knows how to welcome the POTUS with open arms.​Q: How does the Show-Me State welcome the President of the United States?A: By filing a federal lawsuit challenging the health care legislation that currently stands as the crowning achievement of his first term in ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Jack Abramoff: Now Flipping Pizzas Instead of Votes

    ​Shamed and prosecuted former uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff is working with a new kind of dough these days. That's right, instead of rolling out questionable gifts and incentives to lawmakers, Abramoff is now involved in business scheme even more yeasty than his congressional dealings: a kosher pizz ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Karl Rove Swinging Through Missouri Today in Support of Roy Blunt

    ​Republican strategist Karl Rove was in St. Charles this morning for a $500 per-plate breakfast in support of Congressman Roy Blunt and his campaign for Senate. For $2,400 attendees got the privilege of sitting near Rove. For a mere $1,000 they could get their picture taken with George W. Bush's t ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Petitions Submitted to Eliminate Puppy Mills, Income Taxes and Appointment of Judges

    ​Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan's office received thousands of signatures last week for four petition drives to change Missouri law. One petition would attempt to change Missouri's dubious distinction as the "Puppy Mill Capital of the Nation" by requiring dog breeders to limit their nu ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    It's Library Week in Missouri. Book It!

    ​Daily RFT has learned that April 11-17 is Library Week in Missouri. It's true. Governor Jay Nixon issued a proclamation in March recognizing this week as a time to pay tribute to Missouri's libraries. (And some people accuse him of being a do-nothin' gubnor!)So? Don't just don't sit there -- slac ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    U.S. Senate Election 2010: Roy Blunt Leading Robin Carnahan by 6 Points

    Roy Blunt continues to hang on to his lead to be Missouri's next U.S. Senator.​In a race almost certain to attract widespread national attention later this year, Republican Rep. Roy Blunt continues to lead Democrat Robin Carnahan in the Missouri Senate contest, according to the latest Rasmu ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Ed Martin's Race to Unseat Russ Carnahan Gains Traction, Attention​Got an email the other day from Ed Martin with some "big news" for the Republican candidate for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District (map here). According to a non-partisan report issued last week, Martin is now being pegged as a somewhat legitimate threat to unseat Democr ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Ballot Initiatives for Local Police Control Cruise Through Administrative Hoops

    Wikimedia Commons​Lawyer Brad Ketcher has had three ballot-initiative petitions pertaining to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department approved by Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, her office announced yesterday.Ketcher is a political operative who led the successful 2008 ballot initiative to ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    Early Voting in Missouri: Easy Work Done, Now Who Wants to Gather Signatures?

    ​Today Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced that a petition for changing Missouri election laws can be circulated for signature to voters. The initiative would allow Missourians to cast early ballots for all general federal elections (ie. the offices of Congress, the Senate and the presiden ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Please Help Make this Photo the "Official" Image of Missouri in 2010

    Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is asking Missourians for help with the first-ever online vote to select photos for the 2009-2010 Official Manual of the State of Missouri (commonly known as the "Blue Book").The theme of this year's Blue Book is "Missouri in Motion" and -- according to the ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    Elephant Down: Republicans are Leaving Their Party in Droves, Especially in the Midwest kay riley It is hardly breaking news to note that Republicans here and across the country have been shedding their party like a chrysalis for quite some time now. But what is extraordinary is the sheer volume of the desertion. A new Gallup Poll shows that the precipiti ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Photo ID Voting Requirement Rears Its Partisan Head -- Again

    If there is but one issue Secretary of State Robin Carnahan would like to take off the table and wish into the cornfield, it is the requirement that voters show photo identification before they are allowed to cast a ballot. When the U.S. Supreme Court last year upheld a tough Indiana law t ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    Pro-Life Group Recruits "Ice T" in Battle With Mo. Secretary of State

    A group calling itself the Missouri Roundtable for Life (MRFL) is asking to review all Sunshine Law requests made to Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan since she took office in 2005. MRFL made the demand after Carnahan's office asked that the group pay for access to public documents. Missour ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan To Run for U.S. Senate

    Missouri's Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced her intent this morning to replace Republican Christopher "Kit" Bond as a U.S. Senator for Missouri. Last month Bond told Missouri legislators that he would not seek re-election for a fifth term in 2010. Carnahan, a Democrat, broke news of her S ... More >>

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    July 21, 2004

    Damn Tall

    Unreal chats with some lovely ladies and gets the scoop from Jay Farrar-endorsed candidate Mark Smith (who's perfectly lovely too); plus, Bill Haas gets a love letter and Unreal heads to court

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