BOOM! It’s True.
Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson will be releasing a statement today.
In that statement I expect she will announce her retirement from Congress to be effective February 2013. She will be taking a job thereafter as the new CEO for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. See organization’s website here.
I am told that the process is that the 8th Congressional District Committees will choose the nominees for their respective parties. This is a Republican district, so the Republican nominee should win the election.
However, whoever wins in 2013 might face a primary the next year in 2014 if there are others with aspirations.
Lloyd Smith, former Emerson chief of staff, is considered a possible front-runner – if he’s interested. In addition to Kinder and Crowell, other names mentioned are: Todd Richardson, Sarah Steelman, and Kevin Engler.
More to come I’m sure….