Lager Reaffirms Republican Bid For Mo. Lt. Gov.
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.