Sunday, June 29, 2008

Roy Blunt To Endorse Hulshof Monday

Hulshof and Blunt plan 2-day Ozarks tour
LAS VEGAS -- Congressman Roy Blunt will endorse his U.S. House colleague Kenny Hulshof for Governor Monday, a Springfield Republican source tells the KY3 Political Notebook.

Asked how sure the source was about the announcement, the Springfield Republican replied, "100%." Hulshof and Blunt are scheduled to unveil the endorsement in Springfield, Joplin and Mt. Vernon Monday. The duo will then follow-up with appearances in other southwest Missouri towns, including Branson and Bolivar on Tuesday.

Kenny Hulshof and State Treasurer Sarah Steelman are battling for the Republican nomination for Governor in a primary set for August 5th. This endorsement comes at a time when Steelman has been highlighting a string of spending votes that Hulshof has made as a Congressman.

Hulshof campaign spokesperson Scott Baker declined to comment on the topic of Hulshof's press conferences Monday.

When asked if Gov. Matt Blunt was expected to endorse any time soon, Baker replied, "I have not heard anything on that. Last I heard he was remaining neutral."

We'll be listening closely to what Congressman Blunt says Monday about primaries. His political career includes a G.O.P. primary for Governor back in 1992. According to a February 1991 piece penned by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jo Mannies, Roy Blunt asserted that the Republican primary for Governor would be decided "by rank-and-file Republicans and not the Legislature or the state committee." That year Blunt battled Attorney General William Webster for the G.O.P. nomination. Blunt ended up finishing 2nd to Webster in that five-way primary.

1 comment:

John said...

Speaking of Hulshof-The person that will be taking his seat has a new TV ad out: