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Our latest VH1-inspired annotation features the first television commercial from Democratic Senate hopeful Robin Carnahan, in which she attacks her opponent Roy Blunt for first voting to deregulate the financial services industry, then for helping to engineer the $700 billion bank bailout bill.
On the truth detector, Carnahan's claims veer mostly toward veracity. However, it should be noted that the campaign's claims for Blunt's fundraising haul from Wall Street -- $1.6 million -- covers more than a dozen years on Capitol Hill. His largest contributor in the financial services industry -- which is also his largest overall contributor, according to the Center for Responsive Politics -- is Edward Jones, which, of course, is based in St. Louis, not Wall Street.
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The ad -- the original version of it, at least -- included a "paid for by" disclaimer at the beginning, not the end, which violates Federal Election Commission rules.
Carnahan also was critical of Blunt's role as a lead GOP negotiator for the bank bailout bill. Carnahan's campaign has said she would have voted against the plan.
The ad also faults Blunt for voting for the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act -- the 1999 banking deregulation bill that received broad bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Bill Clinton.