Carnahan sends Mom on the attack ... for her birthday

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

Carnahan won the Democratic nomination in a landslide Tuesday night and, if that weren’t enough of a present, her mother sent out a fundraising e-mail for her the next day.

In the message to supporters, former Sen. Jean Carnahan (D-Mo.) says Republicans gave Carnahan a gift, too — by choosing Rep. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate reaches deal on new sexual harassment policy Senators near deal on sexual harassment policy change GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary MORE
(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 [R-Texas] 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.”