State Sen. Bill Stouffer, R-Napton, is used to running in campaigns across a large geographic area. His state Senate district stretches across a number of Mid-Missouri counties, and he spent 2010 running in the vast U.S. 4th District.
After losing in the primary to Vicky Hartzler, Stouffer went back to the Missouri Senate and continues to be the chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. But he’s already laying the groundwork for his next campaign, this time across the entire state as a candidate for Secretary of State.
I caught up with Stouffer at St. Louis County Lincoln Days. Among other things, I asked him about what it’s like to transition into a statewide campaign and what role the photo identification issue will play in his bid against incumbent Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. I also asked about the possibility of state Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, also running for the position.
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