Roy Blunt’s popularity confounds The Wall Street Journal

Roy Blunt got a nice promotion on Election Day. The career politician is moving on up from the U.S. House to a de-luxe office in the Senate.

Voters in 2010 were feeling rambunctious to the point that some congressional incumbents did not make it out of the primary. Yet Blunt, a consummate Washington insider, breezed into office, drubbing Robin Carnahan in the general election by 14 points. The result confounded The Wall Street Journal, which sent a member of the editorial board to interview Blunt in an attempt to understand his magnetism.

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