“Tonight, I am humbled and gratified that Missourians have chosen many of our Republican candidates to help lead us through this difficult time in our nation's history. At a time when Missouri families are struggling, new federal health care mandates are hurting businesses and Missouri continues to lose jobs, our state needs experienced leaders with common sense values to navigate the course ahead.
"The people of Missouri have overwhelmingly chosen my friend, Roy Blunt as the next senator from the Great State of Missouri. Roy will bring our values back to Washington where he will continue in the legacy of Sen. Kit Bond. I am also excited to congratulate Congresswoman-elect Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), Congressman-elect Billy Long (MO-7) and State Auditor-elect Tom Schweich. Voters also reelected Congressman Todd Akin (MO-2), Congressman Sam Graves (MO-6), Congresswoman JoAnn Emerson (MO-8) and Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9). Voters have also increased the majority of conservative leaders in the Missouri House and State Senate.
"These elected officials will work together to ensure that state and federal government tightens its belt and learns to live within its means. And regardless of what circumstances we face, we WILL NOT raise taxes on the hardworking families of Missouri."
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Kinder: We will not raise taxes
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder issued the following statement concerning Tuesday's election results: