Kinder had formed an exploratory committee to consider challenging freshman congressman and fellow Republican Jason Smith for the state’s eight congressional seat.
The 4th of July fair traditionally held on the grounds of the Gateway Arch will be held in Forest Park next year with Art Hill being the centerpiece for the event. The Arch and its grounds are in the midst of a multi-million dollar renovation.
A $380 million renovation of the Arch area will be in full swing next July, forcing the popular Fourth of July event to move elsewhere.
Angry union members booed Quinn at last year’s event. He’s currently being sued by Democratic legislative leaders because he cut lawmakers’ pay. And he’s facing a primary challenge.