Koster 2016

Out of Springfield the other day comes word that Attorney General Chris Koster, responding to a question from some labor leaders, confided that he did see himself running for governor in 2016.


For those looking past this cycle to the next, this set Koster on a collision course with State Treasurer Clint Zweifel.  And for labor it brings the prospect of a civil war as both have been stalwart labor supporters.


In gaming out the potential scenarios, the more likely course would be to see labor split during the primary with the western side organizations backing Koster and the eastern side rallying behind Zweifel – and an unpleasant tug-of-war for the statewide organizations.


Originally in January 19 MOScout.