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Gov. Nixon confirms he will seek re-election

Thursday, December 16, 2010 | 12:48 p.m. CST; updated 6:22 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 16, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he will run for re-election in 2012.

Nixon's campaign said the Democratic governor has raised about $1 million since the Nov. 2 elections.

Asked Thursday whether he will seek re-election, Nixon told The Associated Press: "Yeah."

Former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt also had been raising money for a potential re-election bid in 2008 before shocking supporters by announcing that he would not run again. Blunt was careful not to ever definitively say he would run again.

Nixon said he is committed to running for a second four-year term.

He has no official challengers yet, but Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is expected to enter the race.


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