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TWMP: Russ Carnahan, the presidential election and “paycheck protection”


On March’s first installment of This Week in Missouri Politics, former Congressman Russ Carnahan speaks with host Scott Faughn about his decision to run for lieutenant governor. They also speak about the rest of the Carnahans, the pros and cons of belonging to one of Missouri’s most famous political families, the continuing effort on ethics reform and the possibility of presiding over the Senate.

For the opinion maker panel, Faughn welcomes Ashley McDonald of the Missouri Farm Bureau; Sean Nicholson, a principal at GPS Impact; Blake Lawrence, the chief of staff to Sen. Jamilah Nasheed,D-St. Louis; and Rep. Jay Houghton, R-Martinsburg. They discuss the passage of paycheck protection in the Senate; the soil, parks and water tax; the earnings tax; and the presidential primary.

This Week in Missouri Politics can be viewed Sunday mornings on KRCG in Mid-Missouri at 6:00 a.m., KTVO in Northeast Missouri at 9:30 a.m., KBSI in Southeast Missouri at 10:00 a.m., KDNL in St. Louis at 11:00 a.m., and watched online Sunday afternoons at