It took all night but we now know that Russ Carnahan has been elected to take Richard Gephardt’s seat in the United States House of Representatives. Liz volunteered on his campaign before the twins were born and even appeared in some of his advertising. Carnahan was the Planned Parenthood-backed candidate in the race. Many democrats in Missouri are pro-life Roman Catholics. Carnahan, currently a state representative, is a United Methodist. He is the son of the late Governor Mel Carnahan and former US Senator Jean Carnahan. Robin Carnahan, his sister, was elected Missouri’s Secretary of State last night.