The Missouri Republican Party is going after Secretary of State and U.S. Senate Candidate Robin Carnahan (D-MO). It’s filed an ethics complaint, against Carnahan, with both the Missouri Ethics Commission and the Select Committee on Ethics for the United States Senate.
Missouri Republican Party Executive Director Lloyd Smith says it appears as though there has been an omission:
"The evidence is that Mrs. Carnahan has not registered the business of her spouse, Juan Carlos Antolinez," said Smith in a conference call with reporters. "And that is a violation both of Missouri Ethics rules as well as the Senate Ethics rules in Washington, D.C."
In an e-mail statement, Carnahan Campaign Spokesman Tony Wyche responded to the GOP claim:
In 2006, Robin’s husband reserved a name with the State, thinking that he might want to create a business at some point in the future. He never formed a business, however. Consequently, there was no income to file on a disclosure report.
This ham-handed effort at a political smear is a perfect example of the type of silly, unfounded, partisan, and untrue political attack that voters are tired of.
Robin Carnahan is running for the U.S. Senate because Missouri families are looking for positive leadership that will work to get the economy moving again, provide quality, affordable health care, and keep our people safe.