exploratory committee

Election 2012
11:13 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Ex-Mo. Republican chair Wagner may run for Congress

Ann Wagner has set up an exploratory committee for a potential campaign for U.S. Congress.
(via Wikimedia Commons/ United States Department of State)

Former Missouri Republican Party Chairwoman Ann Wagner has taken a step toward a run for Congress.

Wagner said Tuesday that she has set up an exploratory committee for a potential campaign in the 2nd Congressional District in suburban St. Louis. Wagner says her move is based on the likelihood that the 2nd District will be an open seat. The incumbent, Republican U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, has been considering a challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.