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Claire McCaskill to announce plans for governor on Monday

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is about to end the suspense on the biggest political question of 2015:

Will she be running for governor in 2016 — or not?

McCaskill, a Democrat, will make the announcement on KCUR’s “Up to Date” at 11 a.m. Monday. That’s 89.3 FM. Or you can stream the show at kcur.org and click on “Listen Live.”

Her announcement will impact a lot of people, perhaps no one more than Attorney General Chris Koster, a fellow Democrat who’s been running for the Democratic nomination for months.

On the GOP side, House Speaker Catherine Hanaway is the only announced candidate, and she’s already picked up a $750,000 campaign check from Republican mega-donor Rex Sinquefield. But two-term state Auditor Tom Schweich is expected to announce in the next few weeks that he, too, is running.

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