In a recent press release, the Missouri Republican Party tied Robin Carnahan (D-MO)‘s Senate campaign to Martha Coakley’s unsuccessful Senate bid in Massachusetts, and then attacked both candidates for their endorsements from the Council.
Given the striking similarities between the campaigns of Martha Coakley and Robin Carnahan, the Massachusetts results foreshadow trouble for Robin Carnahan’s chances in Missouri.
…The same liberal groups that desperately tried to bail out Martha Coakley are also actively engaged in attempting to purchase Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat for Robin Carnahan.
…Carnahan has accepted an endorsement from the Council for a Livable World, a far-left anti-national defense group. The CLW is even raising money for her campaign. In Massachusetts, Coakley also accepted an endorsement from the group.
This isn’t the GOP’s first attack on Carnahan for her progressive positions and her support from the Council.
The first came in a release titled, “Where is weak-on-defense Robin Carnahan on Afghanistan?” that criticized her for associating with the Council, a “radical anti-missile defense group.”
Despite these ads and despite Republican efforts to focus voter anger about the recession on Democratic candidates, Carnahan continues to poll almost even with her Republican opponent Roy Blunt. In December, Chris Cilizza from The Washington Post bumped the Missouri Senate race from #6 to #4 among the seats most likely to change parties this November. The seat is currently held by Republican Judd Gregg.