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Jason Kander says he is running for reelection in 2016

By Eli Yokley
April 20, 2013

Secretary of State Jason Kander
Secretary of State Jason Kander

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander said Saturday that he was, in fact, running for reelection in 2016.

The announcement, in an interview with The Missouri Times, came after some within the Missouri Democratic Party had privately speculated that he might pursue a campaign for attorney general, after the office’s current occupant, Chris Koster, said last month that he was preparing a gubernatorial campaign.

“I ran for secretary of state because I want to be secretary of state,” he said. “This is a great job and I hope people in a few years let me continue it. I’m doing everything I can to do this job as well as I possibly can.”

Both Kander and Koster were in Springfield Saturday to participate in the Greene County Democratic Party’s annual Jackson Days weekend.