The Associated Press is reporting Governor Bob Holden wants to seek another term in 2004. While not making an official announcement, Holden tells the AP he will run because he likes being Governor. He sepcifically ruled out a run against Senator Christopher Bond in 2004. Holden’s administration has had some bumps in the road in the nearly two years he has been Governor, including a million dollar inauguration party, a controversial executive order on collective bargaining for state workers, and Democrats losing control of the Missouri House for the first time in nearly 50 years. Some Democrats publicly grumbled the Governor’s policies cost them their seats. Fellow Democrat Lieutenant Governor Joe Maxwell has ruled out running against Holden, and before the November 5th election, State Auditor Claire McCaskill said she wouldn’t run for Governor in 2004. Now, she says she won’t talk about it.
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