Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt told a Carthage crowd tonight that it is time for America to treat its economic resources as "national assets and not as an environmental hazard."
Speaking at the Jasper County Farm Bureau's Meet the Candidates in the Carthage Senior High School Auditorium. Blunt said, "every other country in the world" looks at economic resources and what can be done with them, except for the U. S."
Blunt said, "We need to be moving forward on all fronts. We need to find more, use less, and invest in the future."
Blunt faces no opposition in the Republican primary. Possible general election opponents Richard Monroe of the Democratic party, and Kevin Craig, of the Libertarian party, also spoke Monday night.
Stories and videos for all three candidates will be posted later tonight.