Sen. Scott Rupp announces candidacy for Mo. Secretary of State

Aug 2, 2011

A second Missouri Republican state lawmaker will be running for Mo. secretary of state.

Republican Sen. Scott Rupp announced his candidacy Monday, joining Republican Sen. Bill Stouffer in the race.

In a news release, Rupp cites his experiences on issues such as illegal immigration and Internet predators as qualifications for the position.

He also says he’s created the only oversight committee to root out fraud and abuse of taxpayer funds in the stimulus package.

Current Mo. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has said she plans to seek re-election, but has not yet started fundraising for her campaign.