Jones, LG, Montee…

In a recent interview, Speaker Tim Jones doesn’t rule out Medicaid expansion… read it here.  If Jones expands Medicaid and passes a big debt issue, he probably shouldn’t rule out a right-side primary challenge for his eventually statewide race…

 

 

Meanwhile the House fast-tracked their bill to require a special election in the case of a vacancy for a statewide office.  Looking around the Republican field, some observers think the most likely candidate (with $600K on-hand already) for a vacant LG spot would be… Tim Jones.  In that case he’d just have to win over the nominating committee, no need to worry about a primary (see above).

 

 

On the Dem side, Susan Montee has the best relationships with the Democratic state committee and could nab the Democratic nomination – if she still wanted it.

 

Originally in January 16 MOScout.