Monday, August 20, 2007
AG Race Gets Endorsements
The race for the Democratic Nomination for Attorney General continues to stay hot and endorsements from candidates and political groups seem to be of huge importance.
We've got 3 Dems in the race - Jeff Harris (Columbia), Margaret Donnelly (St. Louis) and Chris Koster (Harrisonville). Some thought that Jeff Harris would pull Columbia, Koster would get KC and Donnelly would pull St. Louis and lots of "women" votes. Well, Harris recently picked up the endorsement of Gov. Roger Wilson (which means state-wide appeal). Harris previously had the endorsement of the State Senator from Boone County.
Koster was recently endorsed by the St. Louis County Prosecutor. Here's the big shocker - Sen. Maida Coleman (St. Louis), the elected D leader in the Senate, has come out early for Jeff Harris. “I have no doubt that Jeff Harris is the best person to hold the office of Missouri Attorney General. Jeff has proven himself to be a smart and adept leader, with integrity and intelligence. He is honest and forthright and has never wavered from who he is and what he stands for. Jeff has the conviction to respect justice and the rule of law and the courage to stand up for what is right”, said Coleman. Sen. Coleman has to sit down with Koster in the Senate D caucus; very bold move. This gives other state senators room to do the same.
That leaves St. Louis wide open. What remains next is to see what the Kansas City delegates to Jefferson City do. No doubt that Sen. Justus carries lots of influence in the hard-core D voting districts of KC. Rep. Low has lots of followers and is popular, as well. These two elected officials can probably tell you the names, addresses and eye color of every voter who will request the D primary ballot in mid-town, Brookside & Waldo.
Nothing like an interesting race for AG.