U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway contacted the Ky3 Political Notebook this morning to say she has no interest at all in serving as Chair of the Missouri G.O.P.
Hanaway is responding to the post just below this about being a possible contender for the position that will soon be vacated by Doug Russell. Hanaway was clearly upset that her name was mentioned as a possible candidate, because she says in her current position, she can't have any interest in a political job. She would obviously have to resign her position as U.S. Attorney if she was to become state chairwoman, and says she wants to eliminate any speculation about that immediately. She says she's not interested in the job.
To be clear, The Notebook didn't report on her level of interest, but rather a name being considered by top G.O.P. leaders, according to two separate sources.