Saturday, March 07, 2009

Carnahan Stays Clear of Specific Votes on Key Issues

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***DEMOCRAT DAYS '09***
Likely Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Robin Carnahan wouldn't say whether she would have voted for or against specific economic packages in an interview with The Notebook Saturday.


The current Secretary of State steered clear of specifics and instead spoke of general principals that would guide her philosophy in tackling some of the thorniest economic issues of our time.

NO PLEDGE ON EARMARKS, BUT SIGNALS REFORM
"I'm not over there to take a look at what all these things are right now," said Carnahan, who also noted "the process has got to be reformed."

***WATCH FULL VIDEO CLIPS ***

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ON FALL BANK BAILOUT: "There didn't seem to be the accountability and transparency in there . . ."

STILL, When asked how she would have voted, replies: "I wasn't there to vote on that."

Which raises the question . . . Is it important to you that Carnahan take clear, specific positions on past votes in the Senate or is that not fair/less relevant because she wasn't there at the time?

The Associated Press' David Lieb is reporting that Carnahan indicated her support for the federal economic stimulus package during an interview Saturday. In her interview with The Notebook, Carnahan also said there was a strong argument for action, but declined to specifically say she would have been a "Yes" vote.

"I didn't read the 18-hundred page bill and wasn't asked to vote on that," Carnahan said. "There's no reason for me to kind of talk about something I didn't have any input on."

WATCH STIMULUS Q & A BELOW

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CARNAHAN REBUFFS FORUMS FOR NOW, TALKS BLUNT-STEELMAN BELOW:

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