House Minority Whip Roy Blunt will announce today that he is running for US Senator from Missouri. He will replace Republican Senator Bond.
The Politico reported:
Former House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) will be announcing that he’s running for the Senate in Missouri tomorrow, according to two sources with knowledge of the congressman’s decision.
Blunt will be doing a fly-around throughout the state tomorrow to launch his candidacy, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Harris-Stowe State University, a historically black college in St. Louis.
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“Having the campaign kickoff in St. Louis is a recognition from the Blunt campaign that Republicans need to do better in suburban St. Louis to win the race,” said one Missouri-based GOP operative.
Blunt, who is a household name in Missouri, will begin as the Republican front-runner for the nomination, and has the support of the GOP establishment back home. He has run statewide several times over the course of his career, winning two terms as secretary of state before losing a GOP primary for governor in 1992.
And his son, Matt, served as the state’s governor from 2005 to 2009 but opted not to run for reelection, facing low approval ratings back home.
He will likely take on Far Left liberal Robin Carnahan, an ACORN supporter.
Her brother, US Representative Russ Carnahan (D-MO), is currently being sued by a local roofing company for not paying his bill.