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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)

Deputy Whip; Conference Vice Chairman


Biography
Political Highlights: Greene County clerk, 1973-84; Republican nominee for lieutenant governor, 1980; Mo. secretary of state, 1985-93; sought Republican nomination for governor, 1992; U.S. House, 1997-2011; U.S. Senate, 2011-present
Born: Jan. 10, 1950; Niangua, Mo.
Residence: Springfield
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Abigail Blunt; four children
Education: Southwest Baptist U., B.A. 1970; Southwest Missouri State U., M.A. 1972
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (1st term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture - Ranking Member; Defense; Interior-Environment; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Armed Services (Airland; Personnel; Readiness & Management Support); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine - Ranking Member; Tourism, Competitiveness and Innovation); Rules & Administration; Joint Library

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2010generalRoy Blunt (R) 1,054,16054.2
Robin Carnahan (D) 789,73640.6
Jonathan Dine (LIBERT) 58,6633.0
Jerry Beck (CNSTP) 41,3092.1
Frazier Miller (WRI) 70.0
Jeff Wirick (WRI) 40.0
Richie Wolfe (WRI) 20.0
Mark Memoly (WRI) 10.0
2008generalRoy Blunt (R) 219,01667.8
Richard Monroe (D) 91,01028.2
Kevin Craig (LIBERT) 6,9712.2
Travis Maddox (CNSTP) 6,1661.9
2006generalRoy Blunt (R) 160,94266.7
Jack Truman (D) 72,59230.1
Kevin Craig (LIBERT) 7,5663.1
2004generalRoy Blunt (R) 210,08070.5
Jim Newberry (D) 84,35628.3
Kevin Craig (LIBERT) 2,7670.9
Steve Alger (CNSTP) 1,0020.3
2002generalRoy Blunt (R) 149,51974.8
Ron Lapham (D) 45,96423.0
Doug Burlison (LIBERT) 4,3782.2
Steven Reed (D) 20.0
2000generalRoy Blunt (R) 202,30573.9
Charles Christrup (D) 65,51023.9
Doug Burlison (LIBERT) 2,9651.1
Sharalyn Harris (NL) 2,1690.8
Ron Lapham (REF) 9880.4
1998generalRoy Blunt (R) 129,74672.6
Marc Perkel (D) 43,41624.3
Mike Harman (LIBERT) 5,6393.2
1996generalRoy Blunt (R) 162,55864.9
Ruth Bamberger (D) 79,30631.6
Mike Harman (LIBERT) 6,5432.6
Sharalyn Harris (NL) 2,1770.9
Roll Call Vitals

2014 Race Rating

(District: MO-A)
 
No race


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30th

Missouri is 30th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

32,620

Twitter Followers (@royblunt)

69th

Sen. Roy Blunt has the 69th most Sunday talk show appearances amongst members of Congress.


Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.