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Jean Carnahan Will Take Husband’s Place

Jean Carnahan, widow of the recently deceased Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan (D), announced Monday that she will fill her husband’s seat in the US Senate if voters elect Carnahan over incumbent John Ashcroft (R-MO). Jean Carnahan has vowed to support the same issues as her late husband, including abortion rights, women’s rights, and gun control. According to a Zogby International poll, Mel Carnahan leads Ashcroft 49 percent to 43 percent„a shift from polls before Carnahan’s death which showed the Governor and Senator tied.

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Washington Post _ October 30, 31 2000