Found on MSNBC (and that’s a surprise all by itself!) After Obama came to KC to praise a “green” manufacturer and also to “drop by” and give Robin Carnahan a boost at a fundraiser, Carnahan’s opponent for the Missouri Senate seat vacated by retiring Kit Bond used the event in a new campaign ad.
Good on ya, Roy!
*** Blunt vs. Carnahan and Obama: Meanwhile, in Missouri, likely GOP Senate nominee Roy Blunt is going up with a TV ad aimed at both Robin Carnahan — and President Obama, Politico reports. The ad features Obama’s comment at a fundraiser for Carnahan earlier this month that Carnahan winning would give him another vote in the Senate. It concludes, “Roy Blunt — he’ll work for Missouri, not Barack Obama.” This is a significant development in the national electoral landscape for this reason: It’s the most direct anti-Obama message we’ve seen made by a Republican running in a general election in a swing state. Now, that said, Blunt is trying to appeal to primary voters a tad right now. But if this ad against Carnahan, using Obama, does raise the Democrat’s negatives, don’t be surprised if it gets copied by GOP candidates across the country. This is an interesting test to keep an eye on.