John Russell Carnahan

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John Russell "Russ" Carnahan is a Democratic former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the Third Congressional District of Missouri, since 2005..


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Born July 10, 1958 in Columbia, Missouri, Carnahan is the son of the late Mel Carnahan, a former Missouri governor, and Jean Carnahan, a former U.S. senator. Russ Carnahan received a bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Carnahan's political career began in 2000 when he was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives. He narrowly defeated Jeanette Mott Oxford in the Democratic primary election [1] and went on to win the general election by a wide margin [2]. He was re-elected to this position in 2002.

Congressional career

After narrowly winning a ten-candidate Democratic primary election that included Jeff Smith, State Senator Steve Stoll, and former State Representative Joan Barry [3], Carnahan defeated Republican candidate William Federer for the open seat in the U.S. House [4].

The Third District, part of greater St. Louis, had previously been represented by longtime Democratic congressman and former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, who announced in 2004 that he would not be seeking re-election to the House of Representatives.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated David Bertelsen to face Carnahan in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [5] Carnahan retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

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  • 517 Bailey Road Crystal City, MO 63019
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  • 8764 Manchester Road, Suite 203 Saint Louis, MO 63144
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