Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Thanks Sarah!

Sarah Steelman will not be running for U.S. Senate in 2010.  (Link to story here.)  Her decision to avoid a sure-to-be bitter primary fight with Roy Blunt is commendable.  It is good for the State and the GOP.

But I'm not saying that because I don't like Steelman as a candidate.  I do.  Rather I believe that Republicans fighting each other helps Democrats.  Steelman's challenge of Kenny Hulshof in the gubernatorial primary last year all but ensured Jay Nixon's election.  With no serious primary challenger, Blunt can focus on conservative Missouri's real opponent . . . Robin Carnahan.  (Where is she, by the way?)

Here's hoping that Steelman sets her sights on Claire McCaskill in 2012.

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