Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blunt to run for U. S. Senate

The story is breaking that Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt is about to announce his candidacy for Kit Bond's U. S. Senate seat:

Blunt, of Springfield in southwestern Missouri, will formally enter the race at a news conference in St. Louis followed by several appearances in the state over the next two days. He plans to end up in Kansas City on Friday night in the company of Sen. Christopher “Kit” Bond, the retiring senator he hopes to replace.

Blunt’s first-day tour of his Senate race will highlight his career, focusing on schools, courthouses and public buildings. He will make the announcement at Harris-Stowe at 9:30 am, then head to Jefferson City. There, he will talk to the Republican caucuses of the House and Senate before holding a news conference at the Benton Gallery. Blunt will then head to Cape Girardeau and Joplin.

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