The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has published released a new memo responding to a recent Post-Dispatch story that discusses, in part, their "Introductions" Ad. "If Roy Blunt wants to play games with the Post-Dispatch article, we look forward to that fight," the memo reads.
Today’s article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch implies some doubt, where in reality there is none, about Roy Blunt’s time in Washington. Two facts remain crystal clear:
1) The woman Roy Blunt was dating, and is now married to, was working as a lead lobbyist at the tobacco company Philip Morris at the time Blunt attempted to insert a special provision into the bill establishing the Department of Homeland Security to help her employer.
2) Since Roy Blunt went to Washington his wealth has skyrocketed. The Blunts have owned multiple properties in Washington’s most-exclusive neighborhoods valued at over a million dollars and take pleasure in being regular members of the Washington social scene.
Make no mistake about it, the DSCC is happy to have a discussion about the truth concerning Roy Blunt’s (mis)use of his office and multi-faceted personal connections to the lobbying industry and culture of corruption of Washington. The facts are clear.
In the Post-Dispatch story, Blunt continues to assert that shortly after he and his wife sold their existing Northwest DC mansion, they purchased a new lot in an even-more-exclusive DC neighborhood, magically obtained a building permit and hired an architect to develop plans for a new mansion, and then decided to put the property on the market (but never manage to sell it, despite obvious demand) in the middle of a U.S. Senate race because he never had any intention whatsoever of building a new house there. Uh-huh.
The ad in question: