Source to Drebes: Gannon will be State Rep!
Elaine Gannon, a Republican who announced a run for House 115, looks like a long shot given that the district is a 60% Democratic performance district. Not the case, says one top Republican. There are two factors involved in upgrading her chances. First, Rep. Linda Black is moving to the less Democratic district of House 117, so there’s no incumbent to beat. Second, the Gannon family has deep, deep roots in the district. Including Jack Gannon a former Democratic state senator from the area (whose seat Jay Nixon took when he retired in 1986).
It’s said that Sen. Kevin Engler is helping with recruiting in this part of the state will good results.
Originally in January 10 MOScout.