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Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.)

Deputy Whip; Conference Vice Chairman

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 of Representatives, 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; Defense; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education - Chairman; State-Foreign Operations; Transportation-HUD); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet; Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance & Data Security; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Rules & Administration; Select Intelligence; Joint Library; Joint Printing

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


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