DSCC Pulls Robin Carnahan Ads

Newsguy Jason Church just reported via metro that the DSCC just canceled two weeks worth of ads supporting Robin Carnahan’s run for US Senate. From the National Journal:

But at this point, it appears as though the DSCC moving money out of the state. The ad cancellations are an indication that national Democrats are growing bearish on Secretary of State Robin Carnahan‘s (D) chances against Rep. Roy Blunt (R), as polling shows Blunt with a sizable lead.

Carnahan has been struggling against Blunt even since before the primary in which Blunt scored more votes than all the candidates in the Democratic primary combined.

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9/12 STL Ongoing Coverage

I’ll be updating continuously throughout the day with photos, etc.

The Sounding Fathers:

Andre Harper, producer Kevin Conrey

Becca, Terbrock, KFTK FM News Talk 97.1

Jamie Allman, Dr. Randy Tobler, KFTK FM News Talk 97.1

Sounding Fathers

Ben Franklin, Sounding Fathers

Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots

Laura Alter sings the National Anthem.

Dick Morris

Me with David Limbaugh

PART of the crowd

Thomas Jefferson, Sounding Fathers

My co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party, Bill Hennessy

Beautiful conservatives: Marjorie Dellas, Ty, Heidi Schamburg

BigGovernment.com's Mike Flynn

Sammy Kershaw

John Hancock, Sounding Fathers

The crowd jams

Speaking to the crowds, photo courtesy @STL_Politics

You  can also follow along on Twitter.

CROWD ESTIMATE: 14k

Jim Hoft is liveblogging as well.

Bob McCarty has video coverage and a great write-up:

Keyboard Militia has some great photos.

So does Reboot Congress and MOPNS.

Great video of The Sounding Fathers performing their rocked-out rendition of “God Bless America” from Reboot Congress:

The tea party ain’t all twang, folks. (Not that twang is bad. You just … you know.)

* Video courtesy Reboot Congress of my 9/12 speech:

More Sounding Fathers (my intro, “She Sells Sancturary” by The Cult):

Thinking …

24 minutes ago

Something to note: Massie was invited by the Lt. Governor of Missouri and was reportedly excited to debut her song about 9/11 at the 9/12 event. It was never marketed as anything but a tea party event.

Sad that the left is so uncomfortable with the idea of a huge grassroots movement which isn’t under the sway of a political party. Independence = less control for big regimes. I guess that would scare some, thus the need to convince others against taking part. Who doesn’t love individual liberty and smaller government? As a conservatarian independent, I look forward to hanging with the Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, and other indies at the 9/12 event like at every grassroots rally!

9/12 Under the Arch: What You Need to Know

All you need to know for the big weekend. Check for more info at the STLTP website or the TPP site.

The basic info:

Overlook Stage at the Gateway Arch

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

St. Louis, MO
Sunday September 12th

12:00 pm – 4 pm

12:00 pm: Pre-show speeches and music as the crowd gathers
1:00 pm: Rally begins at the Gateway Arch
4:00 pm: Rally ends at the Gateway Arch

Emcee Jenny Beth Martin: Co-founder and National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots

  • Rep. Steve King, IA-5
  • Rep. Tom Price
  • Dick Morris
  • Dana Loesch, Host: The Dana Show / Co-founder St. Louis Tea Party
  • Bill Hennessy, Co-founder St. Louis Tea Party
  • Dr Gina Loudon, Radio Host, St. Louis Tea Party
  • Andre Harper, Author. Speaker. Patriot. AndreHarper.com
  • Stephanie Rubach, move-on-up.org
  • Mike Flynn, Editor-in-Chief BigGovernment
  • Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit
  • Dave Glover, Host, The Dave Glover Show KFTK 97.1 FM
  • Jamie Allman, Host, Allman in the Morning KFTK 97.1 FM
  • Randy Tobler, Host, Vital Signs KFTK 97.1 FM
  • Michael Prell, author of Underdogma (Due out Jan 2011)
  • Michelle Moore, Smart Girl Politics
  • Melissa Ortiz, National Co-chair Can-Do Conservatives
  • Andrew Ian Dodge, Maine Coordinator Tea Party Patriots, Dodgeblogium
  • Sammy Kershaw Country Music Star, Protect Our Coastline
  • Krista Branch ”I am America” KristaBranch.com
  • Laura Alter Star Spangled Banner Laura Alter Music.com
  • Founding Fathers (House Band) Made up of 4 Closeted Conservatives in the Music Industry
  • Kim Massie One of the most recognizable voices in St. Louis.
  • Neil E. Boyd Winner of America’s Got Talent, from Sikeston, MO
  • VENDORS, GROUPS click here

    WANT TO VOLUNTEER? sign up here (more volunteer info here)

    DRURY HOTEL SPECIAL click here

    Parking:

    MetroLink (Event Stop is Arch/Lacledes Landing)
    Park and Ride Lots St. Louis
    Park and Ride Lots IL
    Link to MetroLink Google Map with all stops

    WANT TO BE PART OF K&N’S 9/11 MEMORIAL? click here

    From Bill:

    We are less than 2 weeks away from the last major Tea Party event before the historic November 2 Election.  St. Louis has been selected as the “Gateway to November.”  We want to make our event a difference-maker in the mid-term election.

    Will you help?

    First, please tell everyone you know.  Ask them to tell their friends, too.  Ask them to check out the official event page: http://www.recyclegovernment.org/stlouis.  Ask them to Like our facebook fan page and register on the event page.  If they’re not getting our newsletter, tell them they can choose between Daily or Weekly (Monday a.m.) delivery.

    Second, you can help cover the cost of this event by sponsoring yourself or others for just $3.

    Third, you can help greatly by selling food or merchandise in a booth a table.  Just fill out this form, and we’ll get in touch with you.

    Want to help online?

    MORE info forthcoming – stay tuned!

    *Reboot Congress‘ outstanding video on 9/12:

    TPM Distances Themselves from Their Blogger and Carnahan Firebomb Suspect

    TPM distances themselves from Chris Powers:

    Powers has not been charged in the arson case. In a phone interview this morning with TPMmuckraker, Powers denied having any involvement with what local reports have described as a “fire bombing.”

    “I’m innocent,” Powers said. “I was at home when Congressman Carnahan’s office was fired on. I have nothing to do with it.”

    In the early morning hours of Aug. 17, someone broke a back window in Carnahan’s St. Louis campaign office and set a small fire, which caused minor damage in the office. Police arrested a suspect some hours later. They released him the next day, but have not divulged the suspect’s name. Police say it is up to the prosecutor’s office whether to issue a warrant; without it they can’t hold a suspect or release his name.

    He says he didn’t, Carnahan says he did. Some lingering questions remain: who ID’d Powers as being the suspect? What of the rumors that he took a polygraph? If Powers did do it, was it because he was a disgruntled employee and lastly, if he was a disgruntled employee crazy enough to try to set a congressman’s office on fire, note that he worked as a canvasser. WTH kind of people are showing up on St. Louis doorsteps on behalf of the Carnahan campaign?

    As several blogs have reported, Powers wrote a reader blog at TPMCafe under the name Ripper McCord. (Any TPM reader can create a blog and comment on the site, and Powers is not affiliated with TPM.)

    Sure, that’s well and good, but this wasn’t a comments section, it was a reader blog hosted by TPM upon which TPM considered the content “affiliated” enough to (still) sell ads:

    No, I don’t think TPM is liable or anything of the sort for the incident, rather, two other things come to mind:

    1) If one of their bloggers wasn’t paid and is being framed by a congressman for a federal offense, you’d think they would come to his defense. If this is the case, I feel bad for the dude and this is just one more reason why there needs to be a federal investigation into this incident.

    2) If Carnahan is correct and this is a case of a disgruntled employee, another Carnahan campaigner who has engaged in unlawful (Javonne Spitz, et al.) behavior while working for the campaign, then I think there is enough of a pattern to ask whether the campaigns selections of campaign workers are safe choices, not just for his campaign but the community as whole if these people are out there engaging voters. It’s also a reflection upon TPM for not condemning the actions of a writer who provides content, on which they sell ads, for them for free. Make the analogy between TPM not paying Powers and Carnahan allegedly not paying Powers yourself.

    Regardless, it’s an incredibly bummer of a story any way you look at it. Who to believe?