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  •  Keeping with the MO theme... (1+ / 0-)
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    Smoh

    ...since Jay Nixon will be term-limited in 2016 anyway, do you think he'll try to remove a second member of the Blunt family from office by running for the Senate?

    He's probably our last best hope in that state for a while.

    •  I'd be surprised (6+ / 0-)

      If Nixon ran for Senate, but you never know. He has cultivated his non-partisan image very carefully, which is a lot easier to do when you're a governor, especially when the legislature is rock-solid Republican. It becomes a whole different story when you run for a federal office like senator.

      That said, unless Nixon wants to ride off in the sunset, does he have a better option? I can't imagine him ever becoming the Democratic Party's presidential nominee, and even vice president would be a big stretch. So maybe Senate is his best bet. What say you?

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      by David Nir on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 12:53:21 PM PDT

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      •  He did run for Senate in 1988 and 1998. (1+ / 0-)
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        JBraden

        Could be cultivatign that image for a reason!  We can only hope, anyway.

      •  If Missouri were still a bellwether state, (1+ / 0-)
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        James Allen

        I could see Nixon making the VP short list, but since it isn't, the Senate is pretty much the only place left for him to go.

        I do hope he'll consider running; 2016 is already full of juicy Senate pickup opportunities, and I'd love to see Missouri become one of them!

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