***BLUNT WON'T RUN AGAIN***
Rep. Emerson Considers Race
Reaction continues to pour in and developments continue to emerge over Gov. Matt Blunt's stunning decision today.
Jo Mannies at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is at least giving the race a thought. She wants 24 hours to think it over.
Here's more reaction from around the state:
REP. ROY BLUNT
“I’m proud of the job Matt has done for our state. Under his leadership, Missouri went from a state that consistently lost jobs to a state that consistently created them – all while creating new opportunities for people of all walks of life. I respect his decision to spend this year being the best governor he can be in service of our state and its people, rather than letting the focus shift to pure politics.”
“At the end of this year, Governor Blunt will leave office knowing that he has accomplished much for the people of Missouri. As a conservative leader and dedicated public servant, his efforts to improve the lives of others will not end when his term comes to a close. Ann and I wish Matt and Melanie the very best over the next year and in all their future endeavors.”
SEN. KIT BOND
"Matt Blunt has served Missouri well. His work to bring new jobs to the state and make Missouri business-friendly has made a real difference. While his leadership will be missed I wish him, Melanie and Branch the best.”