Wednesday morning, Ed Martin, a Republican candidate for Missouri's Third Congressional district, called on Russ Carnahan to pay back taxes that he owes for the yacht he kept across the river in Alton, IL. Martin compared Carnahan to John Kerry who recently paid back taxes on a yacht he mored in Rhode Island to avoid paying taxes in his home state of Massachusetts.
Jake Wagman of the St. Louis Post Dispatch was there. I believe he contributed to a story about Russ Carnahan having sold the yacht a month ago. To the best of my knowledge no one at Ed Martin's press conference was aware of the sale; however, this does not negate Congressman Carnahan's obligation to pay the property taxes that he owes. 24thstate.com covered the Carnahan yacht story last Friday.