Let’s Be Blunt
Long before he ran for a House seat in January 1996, Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) learned the value of face-to-face campaigning during his first run for Missouri secretary of state in 1984. He went on to win that campaign, as well as a bid for re-election four years later.
While Blunt seems to have found value in hitting the campaign trail with members of his family, including son Andy (above), he’s taking a different line in another son’s political life. Current Missouri Secretary of State Matt Blunt (R) is running for governor, but the House Majority Whip will not be providing much assistance to his son’s campaign.
“I don’t think they need me to be very involved,” Roy Blunt recently told Roll Call. “I expect my focus to be on growing the majority in the House.”