A spokesman for governor-elect Jay Nixon's transition team says the top official's cabinet will represent Missouri's best.
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A spokesman for governor-elect Jay Nixon's transition team says the top official's cabinet will represent Missouri's best.

Date: November 10, 2008
By: Christine Slusser
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: A spokesman for governor-elect Jay Nixon's transition team says while Nixon is building his cabinet he is considering a wide spectrum of candidates including both Republicans and minorities. 

Christine Slusser has more from the state Capitol.

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Governor-elect Jay Nixon's transition team spokesman Oren Shur says politics need to be put aside to meet Missouri's needs.

Shur says all political parties have a voice in Nixon's future office.

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Description: "He was elected by not just Democrats but by Republicans and it's his job to serve not just Democrats but Republicans and Independents as well. This really isn't just about Democrats and Republicans, it is about working with everybody."

Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder agrees and said now that the dust from the election has settled he is willing to work with future governor Jay Nixon.
 
From the state Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.



Intro: Missouri's top two executives say they'll work together despite their differences. But with Republicans having the upper hand in the House and Senate, second term Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says it won't be easy for Jay Nixon.

Christine Slusser has more from the state Capitol.

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Governor-elect Jay Nixon met with top state Republicans and both agreed political parties should not stand in the way of progress. 

Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says regardless of what was said, the new governor will have difficulties reaching out to Republican leaders.

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Description: "Formidable Republican majorities in both the house and senate, but in the case of the senate, the majority is once again swollen to where it was when I left it. He needs help to get any kind of a reasonable package through, to craft a good budget, and I'm offering that help."

Governor-elect Jay Nixon's transition team spokesman says when Missouri's best interest is on the line, political affiliation can be overlooked.

From the state Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.


Intro: Governor-elect Jay Nixon's transition team spokesman says the new governor will construct a cabinet that will make Missouri proud.

Christine Slusser has more from the state Capitol.

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Governor-elect Jay Nixon has a lot of planning left to do before taking the oath of office in January.

Oren Shur, Communication Director and spokesman for the outgoing attorney general, says Nixon will construct a cabinet representing all Missourians.

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Description: "Governor-elect Nixon is committed to putting a government together that reflects the diversity of Missouri. He will certainly actively recruit folks who share his principles and share his vision on how to move our state forward. We are going to reach out to the most qualified and experienced and hardworking people."
 
Shur says the state's new chief executive will consider a wide spectrum of candidates when making his decision.
 
From the state Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.



Intro: Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says he was rough on the state's new chief executive during election season but now is ready to work with Jay Nixon.

Christine Slusser has more from the state Capitol. 

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Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder says it will be tough for Democratic governor-elect Jay Nixon to negotiate with Republicans.

The second term-lieutenant governor says working together with attorney general Nixon is at the top of his list now that the election is over.

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Description: "The dust has settled, the campaigns are over, the people expect us to work together. I am offering Jay Nixon my assistance in the new administration. I am a fierce competitor during campaign season and when the campaigns are over the people expect us to work together."

Spokesman for Governor-elect Nixon says they believe working with both sides is essential to move Missouri in the right direction.

From the state Capitol, I'm Christine Slusser.