The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

Darn That Stupid TARP! Er, Sorry, Bro.


In Missouri, Democrat Robin Carnahan is being assisted by a new DSCC ad attacking her GOP opponent, Roy Blunt, for voting for the TARP program.

Of course, as even the New York Times noticed, there is some collateral damage when she chooses this, of all issues, to be the centerpiece of her attack:

On Thursday Robin Carnahan, the Democratic Senate hopeful in Missouri, criticized her Republican rival, Representative Roy Blunt, a former member of the House leadership, for his vote, calling him “Mr. Bailout.” She took the swipe at Mr. Blunt during her introduction of Mr. Obama at a fund-raiser, not mentioning that Mr. Obama also backed the plan when he was a senator and presidential candidate, as did her brother, Russ, a Democratic House member.

It’s going to be an awkward Thanksgiving at the Carnahan house.

Tags: Robin Carnahan , Roy Blunt


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