Congressman Roy Blunt is on a delegation trip in South America this week.
He'll hold a conference call with reporters Thursday to discuss visits to Mexico and Colombia. His visit included meetings with foreign leaders to discuss trade and address the problems of drug trafficking and border violence.
But some politicos wonder if it would've been wiser to use the week traveling the state for his U.S. Senate run.
UPDATED @ 10:20 PM: BLUNT CAMPAIGN RESPONDS
"What are the "politicos" saying about Robin Carnahan not holding any public campaign events or campaign news conferences since her February 3 announcement?," asked spokesperson Rich Chrismer. "In the first six weeks of his campaign Roy Blunt traveled to every region of the state, visited 18 counties and participated in nearly 30 events," Chrismer added.