Roy Blunt Gives Post Mortem on Republicans' Losses
Congressman Roy Blunt was in Springfield today (Wednesday November 29) to talk about his new leadership position as Minority Whip, now that Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Congressman Roy Blunt was in Springfield today (Wednesday) to talk about his new leadership position as Minority Whip, now that Democrats have taken control of the House of Representatives.
Blunt told reporters what his being in the minority will mean for his Southwest Missouri district and various projects for which he has secured federal funding.
Specifically, Blunt has secured funding for the Jordan Valley Innovation Center or JVIC at Missouri State University.
He says he was at a stopping point anyway in his efforts to gain federal funding for the project.
But he says it's an attractive project because it will contribute to defense efforts.
On the political side, Blunt says he expects Republicans to re-gain control of the House in 2008 and chalks up the loss in this last election to the cyclical nature of politics for a war time president in his sixth year of office.
Democrats have contended the election is a call for change in Washington on a number of fronts.