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Hanaway considering run for Mo. gov. in 2016

Sep 25, 2013 -- 11:05am

(AP) - Former U.S. Attorney and Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway is considering a run for governor in 2016.


     Hanaway says she has been getting a lot of encouragement to run from people she trusts and respects, but she has no timetable for making a decision.


     Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is barred by term limits from seeking re-election.


     Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster already is planning a gubernatorial campaign.


     Hanaway is a Republican from suburban St. Louis who is working as an attorney in private practice. She served as the U.S. attorney in eastern Missouri from 2005 to 2009.


     As a state lawmaker, Hanaway led the Republican takeover of the Missouri House in the 2002 elections and subsequently was chosen as House speaker.


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