Saturday, December 18, 2010

Redistricting Russ Carnahan out of a Job

RedState is running some Ideas for Redistricting:
if MO loses a seat eliminate MO-3 Russ Carnahan. Carnahan will probably run for LT Gov then Since LT Gov Kinder is going to vacate the seat to run against Governor Nixon. And I suspect he wants his Dad’s old Job as Governor. He will not challenge Nixon in a primary but it sets him up perfectly.
Are you kidding me? Russ Carnahan for statewide office? Russ's more conservative and less goofy sister just lost a statewide race. Between her successful 2008 race when she garnered 1.7 million votes and her 2010 loss when she got a million less (0.7 million votes) the Carnahan brand has declined. When the people take to the streets demanding more taxes and more spending, I'm sure there will be a surge of nostalgia for Carnahan profligacy, but don't hold your breath.

Oh, and Republican Steve Tilley is warding off competitors for the GOP Lt. Gov. primary with a war chest of $750,000+ on hand. Whoever runs on the Dem side is going to have to draw lots of donors. I just don't see Russ doing that.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

I agree, the idea that Russ Carnahan would be a good Lt. Gov. candidate is insane. That said, I think it's a sign of the times: because of his last name, if it's a bad year for Republicans, he probably could make it in. Seriously, his sister in Secretary of State because of her last name.