Matt Blunt

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Matt Blunt, son of U.S. Representative Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), has served as Missouri's 54th Governor since November 2, 2004. On January 22nd, 2008, Blunt made the surprising announcement that he would not seek a second term. [1]



Blunt-DeLay: Campaign Finance

"Pursuant to a Missouri Sunshine Law request," Roy Temple reported December 15, 2005, that Fired Up! Missouri "has obtained records which indicate that Texas prosecutors in the criminal case against Rep. Tom DeLay recently sought certified copies of campaign finance disclosure reports for the year 2000 for Governor Matt Blunt and his principal campaign committee, Missourians For Matt Blunt."

Family Relations

"Family connections have also helped Rep. Blunt's son, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, who received campaign contributions from nearly three dozen influential Missouri lobbyists and lawyers when he ran for governor of Missouri in 2004, half of whom had provided financial support to his father," according to Beyond DeLay.org.

"In 2000, when Matt Blunt was running for Secretary of State, Rep. Blunt was involved in an apparent scheme to funnel money through a local party committee into Matt Blunt's campaign committee. Committees tied to Rep. Blunt contributed $90,000 to the 7th District Congressional Republican Committee which, in turn, contributed $76,000 to Matt Blunt's campaign committee. In addition, Altria the company for which Blunt's wife is the top lobbyist made a $24,000 contribution to Matt Blunt's campaign, and a $100,000 contribution to the 7th District Congressional Republican Committee.

"The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct should investigate these campaign funding schemes to determine whether Rep. Blunt violated the law by improperly using his political connections to fill the coffers of his son's campaign chest.

"Moreover, Rule 23 of the House Ethics Manual requires all members of the House to conduct themselves 'at all times in a manner that reflects creditably on the House.' The Committee on Standards of Official Conduct should investigate the various schemes used by Rep. Blunt and his son to fund his son'­s campaign to determine whether or not they reflect creditably on his position in the House," Beyond DeLay wrote.

Contact Information

Website: http://mattblunt.com/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

Profiles

Websites

  • Blunt Watch website.
  • The Panic Button Blogspot: "The chronicles of Governor Matt Blunt: an inexperienced sociopath's attempts to scuttle Missouri."

Articles & Commentary

Sources

  1. Jo Mannies, "Governor Blunt says he won't run again",St. Louis Post-Dispatch, retrieved January 29, 2008.