Kinder had formed an exploratory committee to consider challenging freshman congressman and fellow Republican Jason Smith for the state’s eight congressional seat.
On the brink of a debt default, Congress finally approved a plan late Wednesday evening to temporarily end the shutdown, but nearly every Missouri Republican in Congress voted against the deal.
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, and Republican Representatives Vicky Hartzler, Jason Smith and Ann Wagner have openly stated that they will not accept compensation during the closure.
“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.”
Offensive lineman was drafted second overall in 2009 by St. Louis
Republican State Representative Jason Smith is running for the 8th District Congressional seat being vacated by JoAnn Emerson.
Offensive tackle was deal to New York Jets last season.
Offensive lineman from Baylor waived as part of New York’s offseason salary purge.
Democrats pick Mo. State Rep. Steve Hodges from East Prairie to run against Republican State Rep. Jason Smith in June.