Sunday, June 21, 2009

Let The Eagle Soar

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft is expected to endorse Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate in Springfield Monday afternoon.

Their event will take place during the noon hour at the Greene County Sheriff's office. A Joplin stop is also planned.

Ashcroft's backing follows the endorsements of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and former Sen. Jim Talent -- both who threw their support behind Blunt in St. Louis on Saturday.

In 2000, the late Gov. Mel Carnahan still mustered enough votes to knock Ashcroft from his U.S. Senate seat. While some Missouri Republicans alleged voter fraud, Ashcroft emotionally and graciously conceded the race. That marked the first time in history someone had posthumously won election to the U.S. Senate.

Carnahan's daughter, Robin, is the only announced Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and is Blunt's likely 2010 opponent.

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