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Is Massachusetts a shot across the bow for Robin Carnahan?

By Adam Allington, St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis, MO – Republicans in Missouri say the feelings of discontent that propelled Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown to victory will also come to bear in Missouri's upcoming mid-term election.

Speaking in St. Louis Republican Senator Kit Bond said Scott Brown's win in Massachusetts is further proof that voters do not support the President's agenda, from bailouts, to cash-for clunkers and most of all the healthcare overhaul.

"It should be a wake-up call," said Bond. "People are tired of government takeover, government takeover, of government taxation. Anybody who is on the wrong side of this issue might want to consider it again."

Bond is not seeking reelection this year. The race to fill his seat is expected to pit seven-term Republican Congressman Roy Blunt against Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

A spokesman for the Carnahan campaign said Scott Brown's victory shows that Massachusetts voters wanted an outsider, and Roy Blunt is not an outsider.
A spokesman for Blunt says Robin Carnahan is not an outsider, either. Rich Chrismer says she and the Carnahan family are "creatures of Washington."