Issue: 1206 Date: 10/3/2013
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Hanaway May Run For Missouri Governor In 2016
Catherine Hanaway talks with well wishers following her investiture as the 46th United States Attorney since 1814 to serve the Eastern District of Missouri, at the Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis on April 24, 2006. Hanaway was the former Speaker of the House for the State of Missouri. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway says she's considering running for Governor in 2016.
According to the Associated Press, Hanaway says a lot of people she trusts and respects have been encouraging her to run for Governor. The Republican from St. Louis County served as Missouri's first female House Speaker from 1999 to 2005, and was the GOP nominee in 2004 for Secretary of State, losing to Democrat Robin Carnahan. She also served as U.S. Attorney for Missouri's Eastern District, and now practices law in St. Louis.
Attorney General Chris Koster is expected to be the leading Democratic contender for Missouri Governor in 2016.