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Republican's react to Jean Carnahan's decision

October 30, 2000
By: Aaron Cummins
State Capital Bureau

The state's top Republican says John Ashcroft's campaign will stay the same despite Jean Carnahan's announcement. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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Jean Carnahan announced from her family's home in Rolla that she will accept an appointment to the Senate if her late-husband is elected.

Meanwhile, Republicans touted John Ashcroft's experience as a selling-point for the incumbent senator.

Missouri Republican Party Director John Hancock says Ashcroft did the right thing by suspending his campaign.

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Contents: Hancock says Ashcroft is doing what he has to do as he travels around Missouri.

The latest poll numbers show Mel, or more precisely Jean Carnahan, with about a 7 percent lead over Ashcroft.

In Jefferson City, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.


A Republican Congressional candidate isn't sure if Jean Carnahan is qualified to be a U.S. Senator. Aaron Cummins has more from Jefferson City--

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St. Louis candidate for U.S. Representative Todd Akin says John Ashcroft is a better choice because of his leadership and record of service.

He says Jean Carnahan doesn't have a record to look at... so its hard to know how she'll perform as a Senator.

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Contents: Akin says it's a risky proposition to make someone a U.S. Senator who has no experience.

Jean Carnahan announced she will accept an appointment to the Senate should her late husband be elected in next week's election.

From the state capitol, Aaron Cummins, KMOX-News.