Now this will get Missouri politicos talking.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Saturday insisted that he’s a big Hillary Clinton backer for 2016.
But he also suggested the Democratic field needs a “voice in the Heartland.”
“We feed, fuel and clothe the world. We’re the center of the rebirth of the auto industry,” the Democrat told POLITICO at a meeting of the National Governors Association. “That heartland voice of people that get up early, work hard, have solid values needs to be heard in Washington, D.C.”
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Asked whether he could be that voice, Nixon performed a quick Missouri two-step.
In other words, he dodged.
“I’m thinking about getting to lunch,” he said.
The two-term governor is doing a masterful job at keeping his name out there just in case Clinton shocks the world by not running. This is a slick way to do it.
If Clinton does launch, Nixon no doubt wants to be part of the conversation for cabinet posts or other top administration positions.