Wednesday, January 21

If Roy Runs...

It is early on a Wednesday morning and I should be sleeping, but I am sick and so my sleeping pattern is a little out of whack. Maybe this post will make no sense (and if it doesn't, blame it on the Nyquil I took earlier), but bear with me.

I have been thinking a lot lately about the ramifications if Roy Blunt runs for Senate and wins. That leaves open one of the most protected US House districts in the state, if not the nation. The question that has to be asked is this: who would run for that seat?

There is a lot of buzz that Matt Blunt might make a run for the House and it is very possible that he could win it. It is likely the only district in Missouri that would still elect him. But, if not Blunt, who?

I don't know the answer to that question, but here is my hope: that both sides would run strong candidates for the position. I don't know if the Democrats are willing to risk throwing a term-limited Sara Lampe into the mix, but she would be a formidable force. Republicans could run someone like Gary Nodler or Jack Goodman and have a lot of success. I just don't want the 7th district to become an afterthought to both of the parties.

I am curious as to who you would be interested in seeing run for the seat if Roy Blunt vacates it. Please comment below.

1 comment:

gcmissouri said...

Nodler was the first person I thought of. From the Springfield side, I could see Bob Dixon or Shane Scholler. It'd be pretty wide open on the GOP side. The Democrat side doesn't really matter, because there's zero chance that a Democrat wins the 7th District. I'd almost bet everything I owned on that! I think every year of my entire life (age 34) the Republican has won AT LEAST 2-1. The question here is only who's best to continue the legacy of Gene Taylor, Mel Hancock, and Roy Blunt.