Democrat Kander to challenge GOP US Sen. Blunt in Missouri - KMOV.com

Democrat Kander to challenge GOP US Sen. Blunt in Missouri

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By Shawn Campbell By Shawn Campbell

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander says he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

 
Kander is the first Democrat to launch a challenge to Republican Sen. Roy Blunt. He announced his candidacy Thursday with a written statement and a video.
 
Kander was elected as secretary of state in 2012 and previously served in the Missouri House. He also served eight years in the Army, including duty in Afghanistan.
 

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