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Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., says he has a "clear path to victory" against incumbent Sen. Clare McCaskill, who he said was less "ladylike" than she had been in 2006.
Akin leaves exit door slightly open

Akin leaves exit door slightly open

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left open the possibility he may exit his state's U.S. Senate race but maintained he still can win.
Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday refused to bow to party pressure to end his U.S. Senate bid as a result of his "legitimate rape" comments.

Mosque burned in Joplin, Mo.

JOPLIN, Mo., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The FBI said it had joined the investigation into a fire that leveled a mosque in Joplin, Mo., Monday.
New York's 95 delegates at stake Tuesday

New York's 95 delegates at stake Tuesday

New York, with its 95 delegates, ranks only behind Texas and California in the number of delegates up for grabs in the Republican primaries.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Romney asks for money from new supporters

Romney asks for money from new supporters

WASHINGTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is spending more money than he is bringing in, but is asking for more from lawmakers, officials said.
Endorsements sometimes fail to help Romney

Endorsements sometimes fail to help Romney

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The Washington establishment's influence on Republican primary voters appears to be waning, a Republican senator from Missouri said.
Senate kills 'conscience' amendment

Senate kills 'conscience' amendment

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday killed a Republican amendment allowing employers to opt out of healthcare coverage with which they disagree on moral grounds.
Romney steps into birth control debate

Romney steps into birth control debate

BOSTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney waded into controversy when he told an Ohio network he opposed a contraception "conscience" proposal in the U.S. Senate then corrected himself.

Birth control mandate repeal will get vote

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he'll let a bill that would repeal the White House's hot-button birth control mandate be brought up for a vote.

Protect IP and SOPA legislation postponed

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Congressional leaders Friday postponed action on anti-Internet piracy legislation, apparently feeling the pressure from tech companies and online activists.
Wikipedia, other sites back, claim victory over SOPA, PIPA

Wikipedia, other sites back, claim victory over SOPA, PIPA

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- The Internet was back to normal Thursday following a 24-hour blackout by Wikipedia, Google and other Web sites to protest U.S. anti-piracy legislation.
Missouri senator ready to work after stent

Missouri senator ready to work after stent

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., said Friday he is looking forward to "returning to my regular schedule very soon," following implantation of a coronary stent.
GOP senators float tax credit idea

GOP senators float tax credit idea

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wednesday he and other Senate Republicans prefer a tax credit instead of an extension of the payroll tax cut.

Campaign settles with Fox on TV spot

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A Missouri Senate campaign has settled a suit by Fox News over use of its footage in an ad.
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Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) announce that he is planing to run for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat in 2010, in St. Louis on February 19, 2009. Blunt, from Southwest Missouri, was the House Republican whip for the 110th United States Congress. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Roy D. Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is the junior United States Senator from Missouri. He is a member of the Republican Party. The seat was previously held by Republican Kit Bond who decided to retire.

He served as the U.S. Representative from Missouri's 7th congressional district from 1997 to 2011. The district takes in most of Southwest Missouri, the most conservative part of the state, anchored in the city of Springfield and also includes other cities such as Joplin, Carthage, and Neosho. The district also contains the popular tourist destination of Branson. In January 2011, Blunt was succeeded in the House by Billy Long.

Blunt was the House Minority Whip during the 110th Congress but announced that he would step down from the position following the results of the 2008 general elections. After House Majority Leader Tom DeLay stepped down due to a criminal indictment in Texas, Blunt served as interim House Majority Leader from September 29, 2005, to February 2, 2006, when John Boehner of Ohio was elected as DeLay's permanent replacement.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Roy Blunt."
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