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St. Louis officials endorse Montee for lieutenant governor

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
Former Missouri State Auditor Susan Montee is welcomed to the podium by St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (R) and supporters at St. Louis City Hall, as she announces she will run for the office of Missouri Lieutenant Governor, in St. Louis on February 7, 2012.

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. 


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