Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announces she will run for U.S. Senate in 2010.
"It's time we had elected leaders ready to stop the political bickering and start solving problems," she said in a video posted on her website. "Like rebuilding the economy so it works for everyone and making government accountable so every nickel counts."
WATCH HER FULL ANNOUNCEMENT HERE
ALSO: Sen. Bob Menendez, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, said in a statement that Carnahan was the best candidate for the seat:
"She has a proven ability to garner votes across the state including the rural areas. Secretary Carnahan’s values of hard work and integrity are values she shares with all Missourians,” Menendez said. "She will make a superb United States senator and she will show that to the people of Missouri over the coming campaign."