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Former House Speaker Wants Top Job


The first Republican candidate for Missouri Governor in 2016 throws her hat in the ring.

Former U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway made a formal announcement Monday that she wants the seat Jay Nixon will vacate due to term limits. Hanaway is no stranger to Missouri politics, having served as the state’s first female Speaker of the House in 2003. She ran unsuccessfully for Secretary of State in 2004, but President George W. Bush appointed her as the U.S. Attorney for Missouri’s Eastern District a year later.

¬†Hanaway joins Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster on Missouri’s list of gubernatorial candidates.

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