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