Kinder http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Thursday, July 14, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-july-14-2011 <p><strong>Tilley officially launches campaign</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills081/member/mem106.htm">Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley </a>has formally launched his campaign for lieutenant governor. Tilley says he is starting off with more than $1 million in his campaign account.</p><p>Tilley, a Republican from Perryville, officially announced his candidacy Thursday for Missouri&#39;s second-ranking executive post. It comes as no surprise, because Tilley had changed his fundraising committee to reflect his bid for lieutenant governor last December.</p> Thu, 14 Jul 2011 14:26:47 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1643 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, July 14, 2011 Mo. Governor Nixon confirms he'll run for re-election http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-governor-nixon-confirms-hell-run-re-election <p><strong>UPDATED 5:51 p.m. Dec. 16, 2010:</strong></p><p>Looks like <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/">Governor Nixon</a> is comfortable in the top spot in Jefferson City - he's confirmed that he'll seek re-election in 2012.</p><p>Though Nixon confirmed his intentions with a "Yea" to the Associated Press today, his campaign says he's already raised about $1 million since the Nov. 2 elections, and Nixon said he's "committed" to running, he could still follow the precedent of former Republican Gov. <a href="http://www.mattblunt.com/2008site/about/">Matt Blunt</a>.</p><p> Thu, 16 Dec 2010 23:51:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin, Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 135 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Governor Nixon confirms he'll run for re-election Nixon "leads" Kinder by 8, hypothetically http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-leads-kinder-8-hypothetically <p>It might be a little bit early to talk polls -- but for Jay Nixon, even a hypothetical jump over potential gubernatorial challenger Peter Kinder is a nice holiday gift.</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:41:02 +0000 Kelsey Proud 64 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon "leads" Kinder by 8, hypothetically