Is the Republican primary for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat getting a bit more crowded?
According to St. Louis Beacon reporter Jo Mannies, it's possible.
Mannies reported this morning that Washington University law professor Thomas Schweich is mulling a bid for the seat current held by U.S. Sen. Kit Bond:
Schweich, a graduate of Clayton High School who served the Bush administration as the ambassador for counternarcotics and justice reform in Afghanistan, has been asked by some of the region's most prominent Republicans to consider the idea because some in the GOP question whether Blunt will be a strong candidate against the only announced Democrat, Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.
Among the Republicans encouraging Schweich: retired U.S. Sen. John C. Danforth, R-Mo.; former Ambassador to Hungary Bert Walker, a Bush cousin and chairman emeritus of Stifel Nicolaus and Webster University; and former Ambassador to Belgium Sam Fox, the founder of Clayton-based Harbour Group.
Danforth, Fox and Walker used the same phrases to describe Schweich: "A fresh face."
"He's a fresh face. A tremendously impressive individual,'' said Walker. "He's somebody that the Republican Party should take a hard look at."
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