Carnahan holds off challenge in Missouri 3rd District

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KMOV.com

Posted on November 3, 2010 at 7:05 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan has won a hard-fought battle with Republican challenger Ed Martin, narrowly defeating him Tuesday in Missouri's 3rd District.

The 52-year-old Democrat won a fourth term in office in an expensive campaign with Martin, the 40-year-old lawyer and former chief of staff for former Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt.

Carnahan is the son of the late Gov. Mel Carnahan, who was killed in a plane crash while campaigning for U.S. Senate in 2000. Mel Carnahan won anyway, and Russ Carnahan's mother -- Jean Carnahan -- was appointed to a two-year term. His sister, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, lost a bid for U.S. Senate on Tuesday.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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