Carnahan sends Mom on the attack

Wednesday isn't just President Obama's 49th birthday. It's also Missouri Senate candidate Robin Carnahan's (D) 49th birthday.

Carnahan won the Democratic nomination in a landslide Tuesday night and, if that wasn't enough of a birthday present, her mother sent out a fundraising e-mail for her Wednesday.

In the message to supporters, former Sen. Jean Carnahan (D-Mo.) (shown here campaigning for Obama with her daughter) says Republicans gave Carnahan a gift too — by choosing Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) as their nominee.

"I'm sure you're aware of Congressman Blunt's reputation for being the ultimate Washington insider — a loyal advocate for big oil, big banks, and big corporations," Jean Carnahan writes.  "And his role as bagman for disgraced former Majority Leader Tom DeLay helped him become the #1 recipient of lobbyists' money in the entire Congress!"

The e-mail asks for a $49 contribution to help the campaign "reach their 49,000th contribution during [Robin Carnahan's] 49th birthday this week."