Missouri Governor Blunt Will Not Seek Re-Election

Republican Governor Matt Blunt released this election announcement today on YouTube:

Missouri’s young Republican Governor Matt Blunt made the surprise announcement today that he will not seek re-election.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported:

Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt, a Republican, just announced that he’s not running for re-election this fall.

In a statement that shocked political leaders, in both parties, Blunt released a TV address “announcing that having achieved virtually everything he set out to accomplish when he ran for governor, he will not seek a second term.

“In his address, Gov. Blunt cites among his accomplishments turning an inherited $1.1 billion deficit into three straight surpluses without a tax increase, cutting taxes, ending the education cuts of the past and providing budgets that will deliver $1.2 billion to universities, classrooms and students, rescuing the broken Medicaid system and transforming it into a network of care for vulnerable Missourians and helping turn record job-loss into nearly 90,000 new jobs.

“The governor called a news conference tomorrow morning at 9:30 am where he is expected to discuss his announcement,” his statement said.

Bob McCarty has more on young Governor Blunt.

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