Absent from Saturday's Springfield Lincoln Day event, State Sen. Gary Nodler tells The Notebook he's made no decision on whether he'll run for the 7th District U.S. House seat in 2010
Nodler is frequently mentioned as a potential candidate to replace Congressman Roy Blunt because he ran for the seat before. But his no-show on Saturday has some insiders wondering if he's shying away from a run.
"I understand why it's logical to assume I'd be a potential candidate," Nodler said. "But filing is 13 months away, so there's no rush to make a decision. My decision won't be based on any other candidate's timeline to make their own decision."
Nodler said he couldn't attend Saturday's event because of a previously scheduled church commitment.
ALSO: Nodler wanted to make clear he was not participating in the filibuster of Economic Development nominee Linda Martinez last week. But the Joplin area Senator said he is still unsure if he'll support her when it comes to a vote.