Government & Politics

Democrat Kander to challenge GOP Sen. Blunt in Missouri

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander

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. The Kansas Citian 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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