Lloyd Smith, Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, issued the following statement regarding Robin Carnahan’s attendance at a Seattle fundraiser sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters (see below for Seattle Post-Intelligencer article on the topic):
“Robin Carnahan can run to Seattle for secret fundraisers with radical organizations, but she cannot hide from Missourians. This is the Show-Me State, and now Missourians see Carnahan for what she really is—a pawn of liberal Washington interest groups who would vote to rubberstamp the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda.
“It is obvious that radical Washington special interest groups are attempting to purchase Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat for Robin Carnahan. Since April 2009, an astounding 19 months before Election Day, liberal groups have poured more than $1.3 million into Missouri on Carnahan’s behalf. Until now, Carnahan has remained largely silent about the effort, but it is now clear that she is actively involved with the groups that are doing her dirty work for her.
“Despite Robin Carnahan complains that outside special interest groups could influence Missouri’s elections, she has been caught attending a secret West Coast fundraiser sponsored by the League of Conservation Voters—exactly the kind of extremist out-of-state group that Carnahan pretends to oppose. Not only is this a stunning, brazen, and shameless display of hypocrisy from Robin Carnahan, but it is yet another example of the revolving door that exists between Carnahan and the radical special interest groups that are bankrolling her campaign.”
Friday, February 19, 2010
GOP: Carnahan attends Seattle fundraiser by radical group
It did not take long for the Missouri Republican Party to answer a charge by the Carnahan campaign that Roy Blunt is being bankrolled by the biggest contributor to the Swift Boat campaign: