KANSAS CITY (KMOX) – For the past 20 months, Missouri voters have witnessed an all-out, no-holds-barred slugfest to determine who will replace Kit Bond in the U.S. Senate. The political bloodbath continued at the candidates’ first debate Thursday, the only one of this election cycle to be televised.
Robin Carnahan is Missouri’s Secretary of State. She was first elected to the office in 2004 and re-elected in 2008. Carnahan is a fifth generation Missourian, who grew up in Rolla, Missouri, and graduated from Rolla High School.
In 1984, Roy Blunt was elected Missouri’s 32nd Secretary of State. Then Blunt served as an educator for several years before being elected to Congress in 1996. Blunt has held that position for seven terms. Blunt is a fifth generation Missourian, born in Niangua, Missouri.
Jonathan Dine decided to run for U.S. Senate because he believes the current Senators are to secluded in Washington D.C. and are out of touch with Americans. Dine believes Government’s role must be limited to protection of our lives, liberty, and property.
Jerry Beck served four years as a United States Marine before returning to college and the workforce. Beck is a member of the National Rifle Association and is a firm believer in our gun rights. Beck was born in Novelty, Missouri.