SOURCE: LAMPE BEING URGED TO RUN FOR TREASURER
If Republican State Treasurer Sarah Steelman jumps in the race for Governor, Springfield Rep. Sara Lampe could become a Democratic candidate for Treasurer, according to Democratic sources.
"She'd be a natural fit for the race. And she's already got people coming up to her, calling her, urging her to consider it," said a Democratic source who asked for anonymity.
But Lampe would only make the jump, if Steelman does, said the source. "This only works if Steelman gets in, and that's still unclear," noted this Democrat.
It's no secret that Lampe has statewide aspirations at some point in the future. But no one close to her believed the opportunity would come this soon. "You have to take the chances when you get them," the source said.