Russ Carnahan was elected to represent my district after living here somewhere south of four years. While certainly a longer tenure than Hillary’s few months before becoming New York’s senator, it still seems odious that he came here to first become a Missouri House representative, and then landed the Federal job after Dick Gephardt retired.
I would pretty much vote for a ham sandwich rather than be represented by a carpet-bagger. Worse, Carnahan proved to be to the left of even Dick Gephardt. He voted for TARP, Porkulus, and Cap and Trade. He’s all for Obamacare. It has been as if San Francisco has two elected representatives.
Over the years, the GOP has fielded candidates, each slowly inching closer to the critical 51% mark to unseat the incumbent. Russ won in 2008 with a surprisingly narrow 53%. Had he not been buoyed by President Obama’s historic election, William Federer may have been our Representative. God bless Bill, he is sitting this election out.
I had lunch with Ed Martin the other day. He’s an attorney who will run against Carnahan in 2010.
Ed is no ham sandwich.