Leara Hits the Road
Rep. Mike Leara is serious about his bid to win the speaker pro tem race. He’s taking off on road trip around the state. All summer he’ll be putting miles on the car meeting with members of his caucus and campaigning for Republicans in battleground districts.
The biggest knock on Leara has been that with the speaker (Tim Jones) and floor leader (John Diehl) from St. Louis County, the House GOP Caucus might be reluctant to add member from that region to the leadership team. Leara’s betting that hard work plus a personal touch can overcome that reservation.
Originally in June 6 MOScout.