Democrats accuse Blunt of employing immigrant

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | 2:14 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Democratic Party is accusing Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Blunt of illegally employing an immigrant 20 years ago.

Blunt's campaign says that is false, and that Democrats are distorting a kind gesture.

Democrats on Tuesday released an August 1990 letter from then-Secretary of State Blunt to an immigration commissioner seeking help for a Nicaraguan woman seeking political asylum in the U.S. In the letter, Blunt says the woman "has done some work for Roseann," who was his wife.

Democrats said that language suggests the Blunts employed the woman before she got official approval to work in the U.S.

Blunt spokesman Rich Chrismer says the woman merely helped at some church events and was never employed by the Blunts.

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Ray Shapiro October 19, 2010 | 4:04 p.m.

("Blunt spokesman Rich Chrismer says the woman merely helped at some church events and was never employed by the Blunts")

If I were to believe that this woman merely helped out at some church events, as she moved forward on her political asylum, I'd have to also belive that there are no witches running against the Dems and that there are no Aqua-Buddah kidnappers running against the Dems.

As a registered Democrat, I am ashamed and embarrassed that lefty, progressive liberal Chicagoland thugish tactics have permeated throughout this party in the manner in which campaigns and the bureaucracy is run.

This will be the first election that not one Democrat or progressive-oriented proposition will get my support or vote.

Hopefully, other voters will convey their disappointment with the Democrat party as well.

I see no other way to affect a course correction in the manner and attitude in which we conduct political business.

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