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Roy Blunt: I Won Because of Missourians' Message to Washington

Missouri Senator-elect Roy Blunt credited his win over Democrat Robin Carnahan to poor policy by Democrats in Washington.

Blunt attended 930 campaign events across the Show Me State and said Missourians all demanded the exact same questions:

"Where are the private sector jobs? Why is the federal government spending so much more money than it ever has before? Why would an energy plan double our utility bills? Why do they want to raise everybody's taxes? What about the stimulus plan that clearly hasn't worked? Why don't we get back to common-sense government?

This has been a campaign about the issues, and any politician who thinks this year's election is about anything but the issues is gonna get a message on Election Day. I think that message was sent pretty loud and pretty clear."

Blunt, who served eight congressional terms, and was the House Minority Whip during the 110th Congress, was once close in the polls in the battle for the Senate seat. He credits his over the top win by the unpopularity of the Obama agenda. "Missourians are sending a message - that they want common sense and want a country that understands that private sector jobs should be the goal of our country," Blunt blasted in his victory speech, touting that common sense " is not in the White House right now, is not in the people who are currently in control of the congress right now."

The senator-elect, though not endorsed by the Tea Party, could have passed as such while he described the need for private sector jobs, smaller government, and the great fight for freedom as Americans. "Freedom is not passed along in the blood stream, like Reagan said," Blunt added, "even the greatest country in the world, freedom is not guaranteed. Any generation of Americans can lose freedom for a long time; freedom is easier to hold on to then to get back." And according to Blunt -- and apparently to millions of voters across the country -- freedom and smaller government, is what Americans want to hold on to.