Robin Carnahan says 'no' to new stimulus money

Another Democrat in a hotly-contested election came out on Friday against President Obama's proposal for an additional $50 billion in spending for infrastructure improvements. 

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D), who is locked in a tight Senate race with Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), told The Associated Press that the plan "doesn't seem like a practical way to solve what is a huge problem in our country with this continuing high levels [sic] of unemployment and lagging economic activity." 

Blunt also slammed the idea at a campaign event Friday, telling supporters the president is "grasping at straws" and calling the impetus behind the proposal political. 

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