Missouri’s GOP Governor not running for re-election




This is an interesting — and somewhat shocking — development. The Governor of Missouri, Matt Blunt, isn’t running for re-election. Matt is the son of GOP Whip Roy Blunt. Nasty right wing family. Missouri is one of the ultimate swing states in a presidential year. Lots of speculation about why he’s not running at one of my favorite state blogs, Fired Up Missouri. Let’s just say, they’re fired up.


On October 27, 2010, Joe was one of five bloggers who interviewed President Obama. Joe is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty-five years of experience at both the state and federal level. Joe has managed political operations and legislative efforts for both candidates and issues-based organizations. For seven years, he was the Director of State Legislation at Handgun Control, Inc. He served as that organization's first Political Director during the 2000 cycle. Joe is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Administration from Lehigh University and received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire. Joe also has a fun dog, Petey, a worthy successor to Boomer, who got Joe through eight years of Bush and Cheney. Joe likes to think he is a world class athlete having finished the 2005 Chicago Marathon in the time of 4:10. He has completed six other marathons as well -- and is still determined to break the four hour mark.

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