5. Missouri (Democratic-controlled, 2012): Nixon’s solid response to the tornado in Joplin, Mo., last month solidified the picture of a popular incumbent who will be tough to beat. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (R), meanwhile, has stumbled out of the gate. About the only thing that suggests Kinder has a chance is the presidential race. (Obama lost the state in 2008 and isn’t likely to win in 2012.) But as we discussed above, that may not be worth much. If Lynch retires in New Hampshire, this one may fall off the list soon. (Previous ranking: 4.Between this and redistricting of the state legislature, I wonder if there's hope for having a more sane political situation (at the state level) in 2013.
Friday, June 24, 2011
Washington Post: Nixon is Tough to Beat
Aaron Blake at the Washington Post states that Governor Jay Nixon will be "tough to beat" in 2012: