February 18th, 2009
07:54 PM ET
9 years ago

Blunt to run for Bond Senate Seat

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Two sources close to Republican Rep. Roy Blunt tell CNN he will announce Thursday a run for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by GOP Sen. Kit Bond.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Bill

    Big deal a new face in the Senate but the same old tired party line!

    February 18, 2009 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  2. Thomas

    Forgive me for asking but don't governors usually appoint senators in the absence of elections (e.g. vacating, death, quit, jailed..)? Unless Missouri is an exception, I'm not getting all the pieces of the puzzle.

    This is interesting because IF there are going to be elections - given the wording "Blunt will .. run for Senate" –, it means that the seat can be contested by democrats or independents. Which raises the possibility again for a filibuster proof democrat-run senate.

    Not sure how Missouri usually leans, but its interesting nonetheless.

    February 18, 2009 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  3. Mark

    Looks like Senator Robin Carnahan in the 112th, unless President Obama sees fit to appoint her to an administration post instead...

    February 18, 2009 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  4. Charlie in Maine

    Anything that helps the Democrats get to 60.

    February 18, 2009 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  5. ray

    republicans come on you obstructionist, why dont you all jump off the brooklyn bridge and let this country be a better place? please do it soon.

    February 18, 2009 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  6. ray

    vote all these racists republicans out of office. vote all these immigrant haters out.

    February 18, 2009 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  7. Dustin

    It's good for Blunt to run for the senate seat and I hope he wins, and after Senator Bond went around saying all the good things that he got into the stimulus bill that he voted AGAINST. I think that he will be swept out of office and IMO good ridden.

    February 18, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  8. Perusing-Through


    Republican Sen. Kit Bond voted NO on $787-Billion Stim-package, but is out front claiming responsibility for bringing Missouri billions in stimulus funds for transportation, health coverage, and housing. Republican Congressman Roy Blunt also voted NO (twice) against the Stimulus recovery and he too is hypocritically claiming responsibility Missouri billions.

    Am I the only one to see this BLANTANT HYPOCRISY???

    February 18, 2009 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  9. reggie

    Good job. Blunt will be able to hold on to Bonds republican senate seat. We need some good republicans in the senate to offer checks and balances on all these liberals.

    February 18, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  10. andrew

    great !!
    that will be an easy p/up for the dems. blunt is like many other neo cons has some skeltons and his son is a sleazy sob as well. please roy my boy run!!!

    February 18, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  11. Tom Murphy

    Regarding the NY Post and the chip comment, as a Canadian I find this very upsetting. Comments referring to the US Prersident and Comander & Chief are totally discusting and shows the lack of brains the editor at the NY Post have. This is not journalism but totally racist. I hope US Citizens stop buying this paper until some editors are fired and there an appoligy in print. It would be nice to see this paper slide down hill and have to beg for money. Perhaps their CEO to get this money would be required to be on his/her knees for a year without getting up. This is not journalism, this is racist.

    People in the US please cancel your subscriptions to the NY Post which prior to this I had respect for.

    Tom Murphy
    Mississauga Ontario

    February 18, 2009 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  12. Anna, Missouri

    Missouri elected a new Democratic Senator over the Republican incumbant 2 years ago, and this past election we elected a Democratic governor. McCain did win the election in MO, but just by 3000 votes. ( Still have a lot of that good ol boy blood around here). We have a great candidate for the Democrats for the Senate race next year, and Blunt could lose it.

    February 18, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  13. Taniel

    The most recent poll of this race has the probable Democratic nominee Robin Carnahan narrowly leading Blunt; this will be a very heated contest.

    February 18, 2009 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  14. Tulo

    Wow, what an amazing news story

    February 18, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  15. River Red

    great news

    February 18, 2009 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  16. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    Hooray!! Another recycled politician.

    February 18, 2009 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  17. David L. Carlisle

    On the comment "a nation of cowards" one needs to examine the whole picture. If you are "white" and you go over to a fellow workers home, who is "black," how would you be received? If the "black" man refers to his wife as a "n-- woman," you cannot use that word, only the "blacks" can. They can call you anything they want but you can't because that is discrimination. The "playing field" is not even. Also, if a "black person" walks through a white neighborhood, the police will escort them to make sure that they are safe. If a white person walks through a "black neighborhood" the police will tell you that you are taking your life into your hands and they will not escort or protect you.

    February 18, 2009 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  18. James

    actually i would call Holder the real coward. who cares what color someone is. it seems Holder just needs to grow up a little bit

    February 18, 2009 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  19. Doc

    His son was an unpopular governor, he himself was disposed of as Minority Whip by new on the scene Smarm-Master, Eric Cantor...does Blunt have a snowball's chance? I don't think so. His family name in Missouri isn't very high. I see Kit "I didn't vote for the Stimulus, but will pimp off it" Bond's seat going blue. And the fact that the GOP would try and deny Missouri stimulus and recovery money will loom large in the 2010 midterms.

    February 18, 2009 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  20. C.S.A republicans

    Didnt they name a cigar after Roy?Limbaugh smokes alot of short blunts while he does his on air stunts.If Roy flies the "Stars and Bars" at his home im sure he will get elected.

    February 18, 2009 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm |
  21. Sue - Missouri

    He will lose b/c Missourians will definitely remember his young son Matt Blunt as gov. whom voters wanted out and was happy he chose not to run after he mistraken thought Mitt R his buddy was going to be the GOP choice and was going to be choosen for VP. Matt Blunt was a failure in Missouri! Period...

    February 18, 2009 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  22. Gary

    We need a split congress so that neither party can ram a bill down the throats of the other like was done with this so-called stimulus bill.

    February 18, 2009 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  23. Franky

    “His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development,” says a statement released by the Vatican."

    Yeah...but once you find out they turn gay...or I'm sorry, "different", leave them in the cave, huh? Or wait, I know...let's all teach and preach our moral children having all these beautiful babies in record pace and maybe, just maybe, we can have a family that can function nowadays...do you know what my sister told me once??

    She said to me..."Franky, what happens if later on, my son turns gay?" First of all, I was young, and I said, "Are you serious?" Let's just say my sister's got Rick Warren books for crying out loud...

    Times are changing, and yes, you should be afraid...

    February 18, 2009 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  24. Seattle Sue

    That would be like replacing one good ole boy with another good ole boy, neither one is any good.

    February 18, 2009 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  25. Rob

    Afghanistan was supposed to be the "Good War." At least that what voters were told during the presidential campaign as liberals argued resources had been drained from Afghanistan to fight the war in Iraq.

    But when President Obama announced his first troop deployment to Afghanistan, he did so quietly in the form of a paper statement from a press secretary after he signed the largest stimulus package in U.S. history - a contrast to President Bush's announcing his troop surge for the war in Iraq before a prime-time audience on TV.

    "We got a paper statement rather than a speech because this is not a surge," said retired Maj. Gen. Ret. Bob Scales. "This is surge lite."

    February 18, 2009 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
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