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VOTERS GUIDE: Roy Blunt

Candidate for U.S. Senate
Monday, July 19, 2010 | 11:59 a.m. CDT; updated 5:20 p.m. CDT, Monday, November 1, 2010

Roy Blunt’s biography on his campaign website talks about being born in Niangua and growing up on a dairy farm where he quickly learned the value of a dollar and the work it represented.

His family always considered teaching to be a “high form of public service.” While earning his master's degree, he began as an American history and government teacher in Marshfield.

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PERSONAL: From Springfield. Age 60. Married to Abigail Blunt. Four children, former Gov. Matt Blunt, Amy, Andy and Charlie.

PARTY AFFILIATION: Republican

ON THE WEB: Website: royblunt.com; Facebook: Roy Blunt; Twitter: RoyBlunt; YouTube: BluntforSenate2010

OCCUPATION: Incumbent U.S. representative

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in history from Southwest Baptist University, master's degree in history from Missouri State University

BACKGROUND: Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1997. Elected as secretary of state in 1984 and held the position for two terms. Served four years as president of Southwest Baptist University.

MAIN ISSUES

Health care: Supports rolling back much of the new federal health law, focusing instead on financial assistance and incentives for businesses and individuals to purchase private insurance.

Energy: Opposes a carbon tax, "cap-and-trade" to encourage companies to produce less carbon dioxide. He opposes the six-month moratorium on offshore drilling imposed after the Gulf oil spill.

Jobs: Opposed the 2009 economic stimulus bill. Argues that balancing the budget and cutting taxes will create a business climate conducive to hiring in the private sector.


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Blunt decided to run for U.S. Senate to better represent the wants of Missourians and the American people.

"I want to fight for Missourians on big issues: jobs, the economy, cutting spending, energy and protecting the country," he wrote in an e-mail. "If Missourians believe Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barack Obama need more help enacting liberal policies in Washington, they want Robin Carnahan. But if they want a U.S. senator who will fight for Missouri jobs and families, they ought to support our campaign."

As an opponent to President Obama's health care plan, Blunt lays out 13 ideas to revamp the American health care system while taking into account the needs of individuals and small businesses.

"We must repeal the government takeover and replace it with solutions like those I've offered to lower the cost of health care without bankrupting the country, raising taxes or cutting Medicare," he wrote.

(Despite numerous calls to his campaign office, the Missourian was unable to reach Blunt directly for comment.)


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