Blunt Listed D.C. Address on Official Forms

Senate Leadership Fund ad compares Kander to Pelosi, Sanders, Obama, and Clinton.

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Andrea Drusch
Oct. 14, 2016, 11:20 a.m.

“Various financial and legal documents [Sen. Roy] Blunt (R) has filed since he got remarried in 2003 … show he has claimed a gamut of [personal] addresses as his residence. They include a campaign office, his Springfield congressional office, and the house he shared in Washington with his wife.”

After their wedding, “when Blunt was still in the House of Representatives… he began renting out his Missouri residence. At that time, he owned a condo in the Branson area. … Also in 2003, Blunt took out a mortgage on the Branson condo and listed his congressional office in Springfield as his mailing address. … Blunt sold the Branson condo in January 2006, shortly after purchasing a new condo in Springfield on John Q Hammons Parkway. When he took out a mortgage on that property in 2009, he listed his address as the home the couple shared in Washington, D.C.” (USA Today)

TRAIL MIX. Asked by a reporter about Donald Trump, Blunt said: “There you go again. … This is not what we ought to be talking about. … There are big issues to be faced in the country. What President (Bill) Clinton may have been accused of, or what other people may be accused of, I don’t think should be the topic.”

He added: “I’m not going to spend all my time responding … to what the two presidential candidates say. That’s a disservice to me (and) it’s a disservice to Missouri voters.”

“When pressed on whether he still endorses Trump in light of the latest allegations, Blunt, clearly irritated, responded: ‘Asked and answered like, 10 times in the last week, and the answer’s still the same. … Hillary Clinton will not change the Obamacare disaster, the out-of-control regulators or our terrible foreign policy. I think with a Republican Congress that he (Trump) may be able to do that.’” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

ON AIR. The Senate Leadership Fund launched a new TV ad suggesting Kander’s “fresh face” a mask for policies that match national Democrats. The ad melds images of Kander’s face with Nancy Pelosi, President Obama, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. The ad begins today in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia.(release)


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