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Steelman has no plans to challenge Blunt in 2008

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Treasurer Sarah Steelman

By AP/KWMU

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri's state Treasurer Sarah Steelman says she has no plans to run against fellow Republican Governor Matt Blunt in 2008. Until now, she's refused to rule out such a run. Fueling speculation was the fact that Steelman's campaign committee lists only generically that she is running for a statewide office.

Steelman's declaration that she won't run was made to her hometown paper, The Rolla Daily News, in a front-page story published Tuesday.

For his part, the governor also said this week he's not decided whether to seek re-election.

But one man has said he'll run in two years: Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon.

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