And now, a word about the Kit Bond sweepstakes.
U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt's Senate campaign announced today the endorsement of 71 sitting members of the Missouri House. They include:
Sue Allen, Walt Bivins, Ellen Brandom, Dan Brown, Jason Brown, Mark Bruns, Eric Burlison, Wayne Cooper, Stanley Cox, Mike Cunningham, Bill Deeken, Charlie Denison, Scott Dieckhaus, John Diehl, Bob Dixon, Ed Emery, Sally Faith, Barney Fisher, Tom Flanigan, Tim Flook, Ward Franz, Doug Funderburk, Chuck Gatschenberger, Jeff Grisamore, Steve Hobbs, Denny Hoskins, Allen Icet, Tim Jones, Kenny Jones, Shelley Keeney, Gayle Kingery, Andrew Koenig, Will Kraus, Mike Lair, Scott Largent, Mike Leara, Tom Loehner, Mike McGhee, Cole McNary, Brian Munzlinger, Bob Nance, Brian Nieves, Jerry Nolte, Mark Parkinson, Mike Parson, Darrell Pollock, Bryan Pratt, Ron Richard, Jeanie Riddle, Marilyn Ruestman, Don Ruzicka, David Sater, Rodney Schad, Dwight Scharnhorst, Charlie Schlottach, Tom Self, Shane Schoeller, Bryan Stevenson, Rick Stream, Mike Thomson, Steve Tilley, Clint Tracy, Jim Viebrock, Maynard Wallace, Jay Wasson, Ray Weter, Kevin Wilson, Larry Wilson, Dennis Wood, Billy Pat Wright and Anne Zerr.
Here are some names not on that list:
Cynthia Davis, David Day, Mike Dethrow, Tony Dugger, Gary Dusenberg, Doug Ervin, Casey Guernsey, Jim Guest, Scott Lipke, Chris Molendorp, Therese Sander, Rob Schaaf, Ryan Silvey, Jason Smith, Joe Smith and Don Wells.
Blunt could face former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in the GOP primary. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is the only announced candidate on the Democratic side.