Former St. Louis-area Congressman Jim Talent has made it official, announcing he is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Senator Jean Carnahan. Talent, who served eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives, made the announcement at a news conference in St. Louis. He says he is launching a positive campaign and is running FOR the Senate … not AGAINST Jean Carnahan or whoever the eventual Democrat candidate might be. Carnahan has raised huge amounts of money for a possible campaign, but has not yet announced her intentions.