Blunt Named to Politico's "August Recess Casualty List"

This morning, Politico published an "August recess casualty list" with seven members of Congress (from both parties) "who took significant flak and who need to proceed cautiously to minimize the damage done to their political fortunes."  Roy Blunt was one of those seven:

In Missouri, GOP Rep. Roy Blunt hasn’t helped his Senate campaign, either, with his suggestion that Americans would be better off without Medicare and Medicaid.

“You could certainly argue that government should have never gotten in the health care business, and that might have been the best argument of all,” Blunt told a local radio station.

The remark, quickly seized on by state and national Democrats, is sure to end up in a mailer or ad sometime soon.

The remark, quickly seized on by state and national Democrats, is sure to end up in a mailer or ad sometime soon.

Blunt and his fellow awardees "will be returning to Congress with noticeable scars," Politico's Josh Kraushaar wrote.

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