“I have serious things, serious things that I have to engage in. That is how I’m going to be spending my time”
Kinder had formed an exploratory committee to consider challenging freshman congressman and fellow Republican Jason Smith for the state’s eight congressional seat.
Shimkus cruised to victory in 2012 with 69 percent of the vote and in 2010 with 71 percent. His only loss in a congressional election came in 1992 to Dick Durbin.
President Obama said in 2009 that Americans who liked their current plan could keep it under the Affordable Care Act.
So far, about 200 employees at the Missouri National Guard have been furloughed and more could be on the way if a deal isn’t reached in the coming days.
A NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll indicates people are really serious this time, so will they vote accordingly?
“Our country is in deep trouble,” Kinder told The Southeast Missourian. “We’re going to have to send our most proven candidates to fight in Washington.”
Top law enforcement officers across the country are pushing Congress for greater authority to go after a booming online industry that hosts ads for child sex traffickers. But they are encountering opposition from an unexpected source — conservative state lawmakers who fear a government clamp down on Internet businesses.
“I’m going to inform, I’m going to educate, and I’m going to assist people because that’s my job and it’s their right to know.”
Last year, Missourians overwhelming voted not to engage, as a state, in the health insurance exchange, meaning the federal government will run the Missouri exchange.