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Thu August 19, 2010
Video Pulled from Blunt's Site
St. Louis, MO – A short video featuring an interview with Missouri Democratic Senate nominee Robin Carnahan combined with a photo of World Trade Center rubble has been removed from Republican Roy Blunt's YouTube site. The clip contains a radio interview, in which Carnahan says she would not try to tell New Yorkers whether or not a mosque should be built near the site of the 9-11 attack. When St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin asked Blunt about the video, Blunt objected to the question:
Blunt: "Did you ask her for a year about the League of Conservation Voters's ads? We called for her to call for them to remove these ads, and you never asked her this question."
Griffin: "Well, to be honest, she brought it up to me, I didn't even ask her about it."
Blunt: "I don't know what ad you're talking about."
A spokesman for Blunt later said that the Congressman was not aware of the video, and that it was posted by someone who, quote, "got carried away." It has since been changed to show Carnahan with President Obama, but still contains the same audio. Meanwhile, the Carnahan campaign has altered a TV ad that originally did not have a written disclaimer at the end, as required by the Federal Elections Commission. Carnahan says the ad now has the proper disclaimer.