Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Russ Carnahan Sends DVD to Represent Him at Candidate Forum

Missouri Republican News is reporting that Russ Carnahan (D-MO) was a no show at a candidate forum the other night:
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.

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.
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.


Jim Nelson said...

I'd vote for an absent Russ Carnahan beofre I'd vote for an inept, corrupt Teabagger like Ed Martin!

dsm said...

@Jim Nelson,

Congratulations for echoing a lefty talking point--they've programmed you well. The fact is that the Democrat administration of Jay Nixon settled a lawsuit that Ed and the other defendants wanted to continue. You can learn more about the corrupt government employee, Scott Eckersley, who brought the suit at You can learn more about Russ Carnahan's self-dealing on the Crystal Ballroom, lavish world travel on the public's dime, and the $107 million bailout of his brother's wind farm.