Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is officially angling to become the GOP nominee for the Show-Me Stateâ€™s open 8th District seat, a local media outlet reports.
PoliticoMo, a widely read political website in Missouri, reports that Kinder has begun seeking the nomination of the districtâ€™s GOP committee, which will choose the partyâ€™s nominee.
The seat is poised to become open when Republican Rep. Jo Anne Emersonâ€™s resignation becomes official.
Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon will call a special election once that happens. The districtâ€™s party committees will choose their nominees â€” there will be no primary special election.
The 8th District is a safe Republican seat, but Democrats wasted no time in sniping at Kinder, who faced a rather unique scandal in 2011 involving a photograph of him with a woman at a bar that promoted pantless parties.
â€œAfter the dysfunction of the last few weeks in the Republican Congress, the next step is no surprise: having Pants Party Pete as their standard bearer,â€ said Jesse Ferguson, communications director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Another top contender for the seat is Lloyd Smith, executive director of the state Republican Party. Insiders say Kinder has the edge, but not an insurmountable one.
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