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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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

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The battle over District 1 got nasty this summer, as Carnahan attacked Clay's involvement with the rent-to-own Industry, and Clay challenged Carnahan's liberal credentials and ability to represent St. Louis.

Alderman Antonio French of the 21st Ward, who endorsed Clay, tweeted:

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Carnahan's concession struck us as measured and somber, but not especially "#notclassy".

"The most important thing to do now that this campaign is over, is to shake hands and just get down to business," Carnahan said.

On Twitter, some declared it "the end of the Carnahan dynasty":

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Carnahan is the son for former governor Mel Carnahan and former senator Jean Carnahan, who was on hand last night to tell supporters that this isn't the last we've heard of the Carnahan clan. "This is not a period," Jean Carnahan told the Post-Dispatch. "This is a comma."

Carnahan's sister, Robin Carnahan who is retiring as Secretary of State this year was also talk of the town last night, when the department's highly touted "Election Night Reporting Program" that was supposed to display elections results in real time online, crashed at about 7pm.

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A rough night for the Carnahan family. Across town at the St. Louis Gateway Classic Sports Foundation, Lacy Clay celebrated with family and supporters, including early friend Mayor Francis Slay.

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Sounds like Daily RFT missed a good party there.

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