SLAMS HUCKABEE FOR PUSH POLLSGov. Matt Blunt voted absentee in the Republican Party presidential primary at the Greene County courthouse. The governor favors former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president, and says he cast his ballot accordingly on Monday morning.
Romney campaigned on Sunday in Maryland Heights, a St. Louis suburb, and predicted he will win in Missouri on Super Tuesday. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Blunt, Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton, and former U.S. Senator Jim Talent joined Romney at the rally.
Blunt also took his aim at Gov. Mike Huckabee today, accusing his supporers of distorting Romney's record.
"A secret 527 Group supporting Governor Mike Huckabee - called Common Sense Issues - is distorting Governor Romney's record with push polls in Missouri and across the country. I know that Missouri voters will not respond to these deplorable and desperate tactics," Blunt said in a statement.
"We want an issues based campaign, a campaign about the future of our country, and we will not take kindly to out-of-state special interest groups calling us up and saying things that are not true about a candidate's record. Governor Romney is the real conservative candidate who will cut taxes, fight illegal immigration, and strengthen our military. It is time for Governor Huckabee to put an end to these push polls and begin running a campaign on the issues," Blunt added.