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Worst Kept Political Secret Confirmed; Talent OUT in ’12

January 26th, 2011 by mopns · No Comments

Former Senator Jim Talent confirmed today that he wasn’t going to seek his old seat in 2012. MOPNS readers got the jump on this development early last month. We also learned of a new name entering the potential senate sweepstakes: Rep. JoAnn Emerson:

The Hill:

Missouri Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is considering a run for the Senate, adding another name to the growing list of potential contenders to take on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).

According to sources familiar with Emerson’s deliberations, she has been considering the race for two weeks and has made several phone calls to prominent Republicans across the state.

Emerson’s decision is closely tied to former Sen. Jim Talent‘s (R) decision. Reports surfaced on Tuesday suggesting Talent will not seek a rematch with McCaskill, and sources close to Talent say he will formally make an announcement by Friday. Read more…

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