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Attorney General Jay Nixon will run for Governor in 2008

November 10, 2005
By: Dustin Blanchard
State Capital Bureau

Attorney General Jay Nixon plans to run for Governor in 2008.

Dustin Blanchard has more from the state Capitol.

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Nixon's campaign treasurer confirmed the Attorney General plans to run against Blunt in 2008.

Both campaigns are already on the offensive.

Republican Spokesperson John Hancock:

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Contents: "Jay Nixon's perspective is the old way, spend money you don't have, tax the public beyond their desire, and govern irresponsibly."

Nixon's Treasurer, Chuck Hatfield:

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Contents: "The issue's really do we have somebody in the Governor's office, who is able to articulate what he wants to do and why, and to get the support of the people, and all of the polling data right now shows we don't have that kind of leadership.

Early polling shows Nixon has a 10-point lead over Matt Blunt in the race.

From the state Capitol, I'm Dustin Blanchard.

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With three years to the election, Jay Nixon has launched his campaign for Governor.

Dustin Blanchard has more from the state Capitol.

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Attorney General Jay Nixon filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission today -- saying he's running for Governor.

Chuck Hatfield, Nixon's campaign treasurer, confirms Nixon plans to run in 2008.

Republican spokesperson John Hancock calls the Attorney General's move "ridiculous."

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Contents: "The elections of 2006 haven't begun yet, and he's running for office in 2008."

But Nixon's campaign says its just complying with campaign finance laws.

Early polls show Nixon has a 10-point lead over Matt Blunt.

From the state Capitol, I'm Dustin Blanchard.

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Attorney General Jay Nixon will run for Governor in 2008.

Dustin Blanchard has more from the state Capitol.

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Nixon's campaign filed a change with the Missouri Ethics Commission saying he's running for Governor.

Republican spokesperson John Hancock calls the early filing "ridiculous."

But Nixon's campaign treasurer, Chuck Hatfield, explains the move.

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Contents: "He is raising money right now to support his candidacy for Governor, and the Missouri campaign finance law requires him to disclose that."

In the most recent reports, Nixon's campaign had 180-thousand dollars to Blunt's 900-thousand.

From the state Capitol, I'm Dustin Blanchard