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Jean Carnahan

Jean Anne Carpenter Carnahan is an American politician and writer who was the First Lady of Missouri from 1993 to 2000, and served as the state's junior United States senator from 2001 to 2002. A Democrat, she was appointed to fill the Senate seat of her husband Mel Carnahan, who had been posthumously elected, becoming the first woman to represent Missouri in the U.S. Senate. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Jean Carnahan has 79 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2000 News Conference as a Spouse. The year with the most videos was 2002 with 36 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2006 with an average of 350 views per program. Most appearances with Tom Daschle (4), Debbie Stabenow (4), Jim Talent (3). Most common tags: Missouri, Senate, 107th Congress.

Appearances by Title:c. October 31, 2000 - Present Spouse

Videos: 3


U.S. Senator, D-MO January 3, 2001 - December 25, 2002 Videos: 76

Recent Appearances

  • <em>If Walls Could Talk</em>

    If Walls Could Talk

    Former U.S. Senator Jean Carnahan talked about life inside the Missouri governor’s mansion during her time as the first lady of Missouri and some of…

  • Missouri Democratic Party Event

    Missouri Democratic Party Event

    Senator Obama spoke at a get-out-the-vote rally for Claire McCaskill, the Democratic candidate for a Missouri Senate seat. She is…

  • Democratic National Convention, Day 4 Afternoon

    Democratic National Convention, Day 4 Afternoon

    Democratic Party leaders spoke about party platform issues, the Bush administration record, and Senator John Kerry’s…

  • <em>Don't Let the Fire Go Out!</em>

    Don't Let the Fire Go Out!

    Former Senator Carnahan talked about her book, Don’t Let the Fire Go Out!, published by University of Missouri Press.…

  • The U.S. Military and Combating Terrorism

    The U.S. Military and Combating Terrorism

    Senator Kerry talked about the U.S. military and combating terrorism. He reiterated his four foreign policy imperatives:…

  • Kerry Campaign Rally

    Kerry Campaign Rally

    Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts), a 2004 presidential candidate, spoke to supporters in St. Louis, Missouri about issues…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .


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