St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and other local leaders are endorsing Susan Montee in her campaign for Lieutenant Governor. None of the four Democrats in the race for the office are from St. Louis -- Missouri's largest voting bloc. Thus, Montee's endorsement from St. Louis city officials gives her a strong lead as she seeks the nomination.
Montee, the former state auditor, kicked off her campaign at St. Louis City Hall Tuesday saying she knows how to fight for veterans and seniors.
"When it comes to dealing with a lot of things across the board in state government," Montee said, "I know I have a better perspective and better understanding of how state government works than anyone else who is running."
Joining Montee in the race for the Democratic nomination are: State Representative Sara Lampe, State Conservation Commissioner Becky Plattner, and former State Representative Judy Baker.