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The Atlantic: Don't Count Kinder Out Yet | Missouri Political News Service

The Atlantic: Don’t Count Kinder Out Yet

June 16th, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

While unnamed “former state senators” and “party insiders” were the sources for “pretty boy” Dave Catanese’s hit piece on Peter Kinder a couple of weeks back, the online Atlantic Magazine counters that Kinder’s chances at the governorship next year may depend on how badly president Obama does in Missouri:

“In Missouri, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has been consumed with a response to monster storms that have ravaged parts of the state and put politics temporarily on hold. But he is likely to face Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican who is a prodigious fundraiser. It’s true that Kinder’s campaign has been buffeted by questions over his use of taxpayer money to spend dozens of nights in hotels in Kansas City and St. Louis. But that may be only a temporary distraction, and Obama’s campaign is unlikely to make Missouri a strong priority after losing the state in 2008. (John Kerry and Al Gore lost it, too.) If Republicans run away with Missouri on the federal level, Kinder’s chances will improve greatly.”



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