Schweich considering race for Missouri governor
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich confirmed he is considering a run for governor and will announce a decision early next year.
Schweich told The Associated Press on Thursday that he believes he has the qualifications, commitment and financial support to run but wants to ensure it is something he and his family want to do.
Schweich's comments came as his supporters released a letter signed by more than 120 people encouraging him to run.
So far, former U.S. Attorney and Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway is the only declared Republican candidate for governor in 2016. Attorney General Chris Koster is the only Democrat already running for governor.
Schweich, a Republican, won re-election earlier this month to a second, four-year term and had declined previously to comment about the governor's race.