Lager Reaffirms Republican Bid For Mo. Lt. Gov.

7 years 8 months 1 week ago Wednesday, December 07 2011 Dec 7, 2011 Wednesday, December 07, 2011 1:26:00 PM CST December 07, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - State Sen. Brad Lager says he is committed to running for Missouri's lieutenant governor's office -- even if it means facing the incumbent, Peter Kinder, in a Republican primary.

Lager, of Savannah, had announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor last month when it appeared Kinder would be running for governor. A few days later, Kinder changed course and instead said he would seek re-election. That prompted Lager to re-evaluate his plans.

Lager told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he is staying in the lieutenant governor's race because he believes voters want a change in the status quo. He says his campaign will focus on creating a smaller state government and stronger business climate.

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