Archive for Tuesday, February 17, 2009

KC Democrat considering run for governor in 2010

February 17, 2009


— Democratic Sen. Chris Steineger says he’s thinking about running for governor next year.

The Kansas City lawmaker said Tuesday that it will be two or three months before he makes a decision.

No other Democrat has expressed an interest in the job.

Democrat Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is in her second term and barred from seeking a third term.

Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson has said he doesn’t want to run for governor. Some Democrats had viewed him as their party’s leading candidate.

On the Republican side, U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, who isn’t seeking re-election, and Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh are running.


Steve Jacob 9 years, 3 months ago

It's Brownback or Thornburgh, no matter who else runs.

KS 9 years, 3 months ago

I'll take Thornburgh. Sam's too dull and will accomplish nothing. He has already proven that in the US Senate.

Sigmund 9 years, 3 months ago

Brownback's support in the polls was less than the margin of error and he supported the GM/Chrysler bailouts. I will actively oppose him no matter who else runs. He is completely useless as far as any conservative can tell.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.