United States Senate

Jason Kander gun video turns race on its head

Remember that video? We featured Democrat candidate Jason Kander (above) and his gun video some weeks ago and it seems his video is working.

In the fight for control of the US Senate, the gun-rights-supporting state of Missouri was widely expected to re-elect a seasoned Republican. Then the Democrat candidate, Jason Kander, demonstrated in a campaign commercial that he could assemble an assault rifle in 30 seconds while wearing a blindfold.

Now the race, pitting him against the incumbent Republican, Roy Blunt, is too close to call and with it the broader fight for control of the Senate.

With two weeks to go until the elections, Mr Kander?s dexterity with a rifle could yet tilt the balance of power in Washington. ?? Read more »