Andy Blunt, the son and campaign manager of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) said “he sees no conflict of interest between his lobbying in Jefferson City and managing his father’s Senate campaign.”
Andy Blunt: “I am a son who loves my father and helps his political campaign. … I lobby in the state of Missouri, not the United States Congress, and there is a clear distinction. … Roy Blunt isn’t a state lawmaker and doesn’t weigh in on state issues.”
Democrats in the state have been criticizing Andy Blunt for the potential conflicts, but he also said that his father’s likely 2016 opponent, state Secretary of State Jason Kander (D), has his own conflicts.
Andy Blunt: “When Jason Kander was in the legislature and was a member — a dues-paying member — in the Missouri Trial Attorney Association, he voted on every tort reform piece of legislation that was brought before the body. I mean you don’t see us out there [criticizing Kander on that point]. He is going to have to decide what is a conflict here, and what is not.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)