This morning’s headlines are brought to you by “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash, also known to the world as “Big Daddy Cool” Diesel.
OK, I’ll try to keep the wrestling references to a minimum. But it’s going to be hard:
- SENATE SCRAMBLE: Jo Mannies at the St. Louis Beacon has two articles of note concerning the Missouri Senate race. The first one looks at whether former Missouri Republican Party Chairwoman Ann Wagner will run for Senate. The other article looks into rumors at U.S. Reps. Todd Akin, R-Town and Country, or Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, will run instead.
- BLAINE V. SARAH, THE REMATCH: Political consultant James Harris sent a Tweet about Luetkemeyer being “drafted” for the Senate race. Harris has done work for both Steelman and Luetkemeyer in the past. And of course, Luetkemeyer lost to Steelman in the 2004 GOP primary for state Treasurer.
U.S. Reps. Sam Graves, R-Tarkio, and Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, were also considering running against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri. Both ended up declining.
- SCOTT V. BILL: Mannies also caught up with state Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, about possibly running for Secretary of State against incumbent Democrat Robin Carnahan. If he runs, Rupp will square off against Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, in the GOP primary.
- ODD COUPLE: Politico writes about the potential relationship between incoming Chicago Mayor Rahmn Emanuel and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
[As always, thanks to johncombest.com for the headlines.]