Schweich 'Not Ready' to Talk Transition

8 years 4 weeks 2 days ago Thursday, November 18 2010 Nov 18, 2010 Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:34:23 PM CST November 18, 2010 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Republican Tom Schweich, the challenger who won the Missouri auditor race, said he is putting plans in place to transition into the office in January. But he's "not ready to talk about those yet," Schweich told Missouri Digital News on Thursday. Schweich defeated incumbent Susan Montee, a Democrat, 51 to 46 percent on Nov. 2. Schweich has never held elected office, although he campaigned on his experience as a former State Department official and his work in the U.S. envoy to the United Nations. Montee is just the third incumbent auditor in the last 40 years to lose a reelection bid. Schweich was one of many Republicans to win office. The GOP picked up 17 seats in Missouri's House and three in the Senate. That gives the party a two-thirds supermajority in the Senate and nearly that in the House. That majority makes it more likely the Republicans would be able to override a veto from Gov. Jay Nixon.

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