Stimulus wind farm blows into Missouri Senate race -

Stimulus wind farm blows into Missouri Senate race

  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A wind farm that got $107 million under the federal stimulus act is generating sparks in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.
   That's because the developer of the wind farm is Tom Carnahan -- the younger brother of Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan and U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan.
   The White House recently included the Lost Creek Wind Farm on a list of "100 Recovery Act Projects Changing America." Robin Carnahan's opponent -- Republican Rep. Roy Blunt -- began airing a TV ad this week implying the project benefited from Tom Carnahan's family connections.
   The Carnahans deny intervening with President Obama's administration to get the stimulus money.
   The U.S. Treasury Department says the program functions as an entitlement for all renewable energy projects that qualify.
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