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Republicans say Jean Carnahan could not take the place of her late husband in the US Senate

October 30, 2000
By: Erin Guyer
State Capital Bureau

Democrats celebrate Jean Carnahan's promise to take her late husband's place if elected to the U-S Senate, but Republicans insist there are legal hang-ups.

Erin Guyer has more from Jefferson City.

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While praising the Carnahan legacy, Republicans insist Jean Carnahan can't legally be elected. Representative Todd Akin says federal law stands in the way.

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OutCue: "...the US Constitution."
Contents: Akin says the US Consitution prevents Jean Carnahan from taking Mel's place.

Akin says the Constitution specifies that Mel Carnahan must be both a citizen of Missouri AND a living person to win his election. The latest poll numbers indicate that Carnahan does have a 7 percent lead over Ashcroft.

From the State Capitol...Erin Guyer...KMOX News.