Roy Blunt has been ignoring the actual Republican primary in favor of laying down the gauntlet to likely Democratic nominee Robin Carnahan.

Carnahan’s spokesman responds:

I was quite surprised to receive a voicemail message earlier today from Rich Chrismer of Congressman Blunt’s campaign, who expressed a desire to discuss a plan for candidate forums.  Assuming he had the wrong number, I returned his call and left him a message in which I offered to provide him with a telephone number for Sarah Steelman.

I also told him that Robin Carnahan looks forward to debating whoever is the Republican nominee about the serious and important issues facing our country.

As Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan has helped small businesses by cutting millions of dollars in costs and red tape.  She’s cracked down on big financial institutions and small time scam artists, and protected the life savings of thousands of Missourians.

Secretary Carnahan will gladly compare her record of standing up for Missouri’s families with that of the Republican nominee after the voters of their party have chosen their candidate. In the meantime, Secretary Carnahan looks forward to talking with the people of Missouri about the challenges facing our families, our state, and our country, and about the solutions that will get us back on the right track.