Citizens of Ste. Genevieve gathered last evening to hear from the candidates wanting to represent them. As usual there was an empty seat where Congressman Carnahan should have been. The candidate forum, set up months ago by the local paper, was a timely chance to speak about the issues and ask for the support of the voters.Update: Michelle Malkin links! Thanks! Here are some videos of Russ I've done: Where'd the Money Go, Saving Healthcare, and Russ Carnahan Delivers for Us? I've got extensive coverage of both Russ Carnahan and his challenger, Ed Martin, on this blog including complete video coverage of the second debate.
Instead of facing constituents Congressman Carnahan sent a canned speech filled with Pelosi talking points that he copied on a DVD and he sent to the paper in his place. He has been absent in his service and seems even in his campaign too.
Meanwhile Ed Martin addressed the crowd and personally asked for their support. He addressed their concerns and questions acting as a true representative should.
“Our unemployment rate has gone untouched at 9% and folks want to know who will work for them to help rectify this travesty. I have toured the farms of Ste. Genevieve, walked the streets of St. Louis City and County, and gone door-to-door in Jefferson County. I have left no stone unturned in reaching out to the people. I want the constituents of Missouri’s 3rd to rest assured I am working for them,” said Ed Martin.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Missouri Republican News is reporting that Russ Carnahan (D-MO) was a no show at a candidate forum the other night: