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Missouri Gov., AG Talking Trash Before Opening Bell of 2008 Bout

July 6th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

By Rob Luke

JEFFERSON CITY — The main event between Missouri’s Republican Gov. Matt Blunt and Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon isn’t scheduled until 2008. But the preliminaries have apparently already started.

Nixon long ago announced he will seek the Democrtaic nomination for the gubernatorial election next year and is expected to sail through the primary unopposed. Blunt will run against him as a one-term incumbent but may start the outsider given Nixon’s statewide popularity.

Hopes of a summer rally may have motivated a string of attacks Blunt recently launched against Nixon, some have concluded. But long-simmering feuds, like that over the state’s handling of Ameren’s Taum Sauk reservoir overflow, have added fuel to the fire. Read more…



Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon · Matt Blunt

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