"Let's Try Having A Little Competition"
Still unannounced Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sarah Steelman welcomes Tom Schweich to the fray after the St. Louis lawyer tells reporters he's considering a candidacy for U.S. Senate.
In an e-mail to The Notebook, Steelman, who seems likely to run for the seat but has not made any official announcement, said she was glad to see Shweich (pronounced SHW-IKE) taking an interest.
"The US Senate is a very important office and I am glad to see Mr. Schweich taking an interest in it. I don't know what he stands for yet so I will be interested in learning his views about the role of government," said Steelman. "I think the Republican Party needs to embrace people who are willing to run for office instead of letting political power brokers who are more interested in profiting off of government and retaining their power hand pick someone for the job. Let's try having a little competition in the free market of ideas in the Republican Party instead of a monopoly," Steelman added.
Schweich said Monday that he will seriously consider a race for Senate and plans to talk to Republicans across the state over the next month before he decides.