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Ed Martin for Congress? Can it be? Well … maybe.

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The man who served as Chief of Staff to Governor Matt Blunt has set up an exploratory committee to consider running for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District seat, which is currently held by Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan. The district takes in Jefferson and Ste. Genevieve Counties as well as parts of the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County.

A press release issued on Wednesday makes it clear Martin is going after Carnahan on the incumbent's record:

"The people of the 3rd District are a critical economic engine for America," said Martin. "These workers and families want leaders who will stand up for them for jobs, lower taxes, less spending and a government that lives within its means. What has become clear is that Congressman Carnahan is not listening to – or speaking for – the people he promised to represent. Examples include his voting record for the so-called ‘stimulus’ bill, for a massive national energy tax, and his public advocacy – in lockstep with Speaker Nancy Pelosi – for a disastrous government takeover of health care which will lead to rationing and endanger Medicare. I have always stood up for what I believe in and I'm considering running for Congress to make a difference by standing up for our neighbors and fellow citizens in the district."

Martin says he set up the exploratory committee after receiving encouragement from friends, neighbors, and people in the district.

– Steve Walsh

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Written by learfield

July 29, 2009 at 9:51 pm

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