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Blunt's brother involved in ethanol business plan


St. Louis, MO. – Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has been a big supporter of ethanol.

He pushed for passage of an ethanol mandate for Missouri vehicles and he increased the state aid going to ethanol and biodiesel producers.

Now the governor's brother and several political supporters have formed a company to invest in ethanol and biodiesel plants.

Andy Blunt is one of the founding members of Central Missouri Biofuels, which is looking to invest in a company that wants to build an ethanol plant in Carroll County.

The governor and his brother both say there is no connection between the policies Matt Blunt has supported and Andy Blunt's new business.

But Democratic Party executive director Corey Dillon accuses the governor of using his position to help family and friends make money.