ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-Missouri’s sitting governor says he can’t rule out supporting a bill that would have future candidates seeking the position, running on the same ticket as the candidate for Lt. Governor.
A bill pre-filed for the upcoming legislative session would have the two run together, like the U.S. President and Vice-President.
Jay Nixon says such a change is not something to be taken lightly, “I think anytime you’re talking about taking away elective offices from the people you have to look at that very, very carefully. I do think it’s something, though, that the legislature ought to give a look at”
Nixon, a Democrat, says having a Lt. Governor from a different party, like the situation he faces now with Republican Peter Kinder, doesn’t make his job any easier or more difficult, “The most difficult parts of this job are not the committee meetings, they are the individual choices you have to make as governor.”
As for how it would affect campaigning, Nixon says he hasn’t analyzed that.
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