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Robin Carnahan on Government Reform

 


Pledges to not seek earmarks if elected

The two also differed over earmarks, which are funding requests for local projects inserted into federal spending bills. Carnahan accused Blunt of accepting too many and pledged not to seek any if elected. House Republicans, including Blunt, have banned earmark requests, but only for this year. "For you to come back to Missouri and pretend to be a reformer, I just don't think Missourians buy it," Carnahan said.
Source: Springfield News-Leader on 2010 Missouri Senate debate Oct 15, 2010

Special interests ought not to buy our elections

Carnahan consistently portrayed Blunt as being too close to special interests such as big banks and big oil.

"That's not the American way," she said. "We ought not be having them buy our elections."

Carnahan was particularly critical of Blunt's support for deregulating the financial industry in the late 1990s. "And then when the thing went wrong, they come running to the government," she said.

Source: Jeff Fox in The Examiner Sep 1, 2010

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