Carnahan Says He's Ready to Work Across the Aisle

St.. Louis, MO – Congressman Russ Carnahan says he'll continue his efforts to reach bipartisan agreement on issues, even as a member of the minority party next year.

Speaking on the morning after his closest re-election contest, Carnahan says voters sent a message Tuesday night that politicians need to work together.

"And so that again is going to be one of my priorities to continue that kind of work to look for the like-minded people, not just Democrats but Republicans and independents that can form coalitions to make progress in this country."

He says the Republican surge in the U-S House and Senate will make the lame duck legislation session the "art of the possible."

Carnahan is dismissing allegations from challenger Ed Martin of voting irregularities on Tuesday.