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Wilson Looks to Jean Carnahan for Possible Open Senate Seat

October 24, 2000
By: Seth Bachelier
State Capital Bureau

Governor Roger Wilson said Tuesday he intends to appoint Jean Carnahan to the open U.S. Senate seat should Mel Carnahan receive a majority of the votes. Seth Bachelier has the story...

Wilson informed Jean early Tuesday of his intentions to appoint her to the U.S. Senate seat should it be open.

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Contents: [106K WAV file - Gov. Roger Wilson says Jean Carnahan is one of the strongest people he has met and that was one of the reasons for his decision.]

However, Wilson said Jean Carnahan told him she isn't ready to make that decision right now.

Republican representative Fred Pouche says the fact that Carnahan hasn't given a final decision now may pose problems if the seat is open and she doesn't take it.

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Contents: Fred Pouche says that voting for Carnahan would be a blind vote because Carnahan isn't sure if she will take the position.

Wilson also said if Carnahan doesn't enter the race, he can't guarantee the voters who will.

From Jefferson City, I'm Seth Bachelier.


Governor Roger Wilson said at a press conference Tuesday that should Mel Carnahan win the Senate election on November 7, he plans to appoint Jean Carnahan to the seat. Seth Bachelier has the story...

Wilson informed Jean Carnanan early Tuesday about his plans for her to assume the position of US Senator should Mel get a majority of the votes.

However, Carnahan told Wilson she isn't ready to make a decision regarding such an immense responsibility.

Republican state senator Roseann Bentley says she feels the Democratic party isn't being fair to the late governor's widow.

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Contents: Roseann Bentley says that by asking Carnahan so soon, the Democratic party is not being respectful of a widowed woman.

Wilson says he feels guilty about asking Mrs. Carnahan so soon.

But, he also said that the voters need to know what their choices are.

From Jefferson City, I'm Seth Bachelier.