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Matt Blunt was born in Springfield, Missouri in 1970 and is the son of United States Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO). After serving in the Navy, Blunt was first elected into office as a Missouri state representative. He was elected to the position of Missouri Secretary of State in 2000 and Governor in 2004. Declining to pursue a second term as governor, Blunt joined the lobbying firm Cassidy & Associates as a consultant. Cassidy & Associates’ most high-profile client at that time was Teodoro Obiang, dictator of Equatorial Guinea. Obiang, who proclaimed to be in “permanent contact with the Almighty,” giving him the right to kill with impunity, paid Cassidy & Associates $120,000 per month to improve his image in the United States. In February 2011, Matt Blunt was appointed president of the American Automotive Policy Council. Blunt’s father, Roy Blunt, is currently serving as a U.S. Senator from Missouri and enjoys an ‘A’ rating from the National Rifle Association.