Russ Carnahan just sent out a desperate plea for money.
In a D+7 district, Carnahan knows he's in deep trouble. But don't take my word for it. Take his.
From: "Russ Carnahan " <Russ@russcarnahan.com>
Date: October 11, 2010 9:35:42 AM CDT
Subject: I’m not kidding
We have 22 days left till the election and this race is heating up.
Ed Martin has put out his unofficial third quarter fundraising numbers – he raised over $400,000 this past quarter and has raised $1.2 million so far in this campaign provoking the National Republican committee to promote him to “young gun” status.
It seems that the tea party movement has coalesced around Ed Martin and a small but dedicated group of right wing ideologues are propping him up. While Ed Martin has been busy energizing the radical right, I have been fighting to improve the lives and opportunities for the constituents of the Missouri 3rd...
Believe it or not, this race is coming down to the wire. I don’t need to tell you what is at stake in this election --- I need you to join me now and take a stand.
Get that? Believe it or not, this race is coming down to the wire. It's an interesting way to characterize a district that isn't listed on any of the 87 House districts supposedy in the toss-up category.
Believe it or not? It's almost as if Russ is saying, no one would believe that a Dem+7 district held by Dick Gephardt would be at danger when a Carnahan was running. But it is true, and as we've reported before, Russ's internals have him scared, which is why he's planning for his post-Congressional career.
I will take issue with the idea that Ed Martin is energizing the radical right. What's happened is that Russ Carnahan has energized formerly uninvolved people to get involved in politics for the sole purpose of throwing him out of office and educating our fellow citizens on the dangers of arrogant, out-of-touch, politicians taking their votes for granted.
I'm glad that Russ at least is now admitting he has a problem. That's the first step. Step 2 is to turn his problem into a reality. Let's take the opportunity November 2 to evict Missouri's laziest Congressman.