In the final week of his U.S. Senate campaign, Roy Blunt rolled into Fulton Wednesday afternoon on his 50-stop "Victory for Missouri Jobs" bus tour.
Blunt stopped in downtown Fulton at Republican Party headquarters and was joined on the bus tour by retiring U.S. Sen. Christopher S. "Kit" Bond, Ninth District Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer, and Missouri Senate candidate Mike Kehoe.
Joining him in Fulton were Christine Kleindienst, Republican candidate for Callaway County recorder, and Denise Hubbard, Republican candidate for Callaway County clerk.
Bond, who grew up in nearby Mexico, said he was especially pleased in Callaway County to see so many Republican candidates for county offices this year.
During his campaign, Blunt has visited all 114 counties and has met with Missourians in more than 870 events. Blunt said his stop in Fulton is the 10th stop in his bus tour in the last two days on his way to his last 50 stops up until election day on Nov. 2.
Blunt said the message he is hearing is that Missourians are feeling their freedom slipping away and they are deeply concerned.
"The choice is clear," Blunt said, "Missourians can choose to give another vote to Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and their extreme job-killing agenda by supporting my opponent. Or they can choose someone who will fight for Missouri jobs and Missouri families by supporting our campaign."
Blunt said the election is about whether the government is bigger than the people or whether the people are bigger than the government. "I think the people are going to win," he said.
"Missourians are asking "where are the private sector jobs, and why is the federal government spending much more money than it ever has before?' We must encourage the creation of private sector jobs and stop out-of-control spending in Washington," Blunt said.
Blunt said voters can check out his jobs plan at www.RoyBlunt.com/JobsPlan on the Internet.
Blunt said the Democrats are proposing a cap and trade energy plan that would double every American's utility bill. Blunt said the bill passed the House but fortunately was blocked in the Senate.
"The stimulus package clearly did not work. It was supposed to guarantee that unemployment would not go above 8 percent. But it has been almost 10 percent ever since," Blunt said.
Blunt said the the bill for all of the excess spending is passed on to future generations. "The nation is now $800 billion more in debt. It's like at a family reunion where everyone got anything they wanted to order at a restaurant and the bill for the dinner is passed to a 7-year-old niece. She has the least to say about what was going on and has the least ability to pay," Blunt said. "I think the country is embarrassed about it."
"The biggest unreported story in America in the last 18 months," Blunt said, "is that there is a big bipartisan vote in Washington. It's the no vote. The 34 Democrats who voted with all of the Republicans on the health care bill. And the 40 some Democrats who voted with the Republicans on cap and trade. If the Obama agenda is too extreme for Democrats in Washington, it's way too extreme for a whole bunch of Democrats in Missouri. The Democrats that we work with and go to school with or run into at a soccer game or the grocery store. It's way to extreme for them," Blunt said.