The Race You’re Not Watching: Could Missouri Senate Define 2010? | Talking Points Memo

Is the Missouri Senate race the secret bellwether of 2010? Some are saying that the still largely below the national radar race between Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) and likely Republican nominee Rep. Roy Blunt is the clearest place to see what this year’s mid-term is about. Faced with the incumbent Blunt with his fingerprints on the TARP program, Carnahan supporters say the Democrat can run on the outside in a Republican year. But Republicans say that the Democratic agenda — and Blunt’s opposition to it — will win the day in a year when voters want the Democrats gone.

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