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Blog 5: Framing Blunt and Carnahan

An article posted today by Steve Kraske at the Kansas City Star, discussed how GOP candidate Roy Blunt is leading Robin Carnahan by 13 percentage points in the Missouri Senate Race.  These numbers were computed by an Opinion Research Corporation, which called Missouri residents by telephone. The article also focused on the fact that Carnahan has not campaigned enough in the Kansas City Region, which is usually a Democrat hot spot. As far as episodic framing goes the article focuses on Carnahans short-comings in the U.S. Senate race. It framed Blunt as the would-be winner in the upcoming election, due to Carnahans association with the Obama administration. For thematic frames, the article is focused on the upcoming mid-term elections which will effect our country as a whole. Also, the article discussed the dropping approval of the democrats in suburban Missouri, which will effect the election.  These mid-term elections have received more air-time than any other mid-term election I have seen, and therefore each Senate race is highly important.

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