Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mayor Slay is Fundraising for Russ Carnahan

Darin Morley of Rebook Congress asks if St. Louis City Government is backing Ed Martin and uses the following quote from Jerry Berger's gossip blog:
"Ed Martin will give Carnahan a run for his money. . .I like Ed," said St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay of Martin, who will duke it out with incumbent Cong. Russ Carnahan.
Concludes Morley:
Obviously, neither Slay nor Wessel is endorsing Ed Martin, but it doesn't look like either is endorsing Russ Carnahan either.
Actually, Slay pushed back against Berger's quote in a couple of tweets. First, he took issue with the quote being used out of context:

Second, he mentioned his own involvement in a fundraiser for Carnahan (not entirely clear whether he's hosting the fundraiser or just participating in it):

So anyway, yes, Slay is clearly "endosring" Russ Carnahan. I suppose one can ask just how much Slay supports Carnahan, but it's obviously a far different story than what Morley is presenting.

Also relevant, I've tried a couple of times (though not on this particular post) to correct blatent misinformation on some of Berger's blog posts, and he never lets my comments through. As such, I don't find him a very credible source of information, particularly given his obvious disdain for Russ Carnahan.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, that old ellipsis got someone in trouble again!