A special session of the General Assembly gets underway Monday at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, with a Senator who ended the regular session as a Republican now sitting as a Democrat … and possibly looking for a different job.
Senator Chris Koster (D-Harrisonville), who switched parties earlier this month, isn’t yet ready to announce, but he is thinking about tossing his hat into the ring in a bid to be the next Attorney General.
Outgoing House Minority Leader Jeff Harris (D-Columbia) and Representative Margaret Donnelly (D-St. Louis) have already announced they are seeking the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. Koster, the Republican-turned-Democrat, says of the three Democrats either in the race or considering running, he is, "the only one with the experience of ten years of prosecution and authentic criminal justice experience."
Koster says he has walked the crime scenes, interrogated witnesses, and made closing arguments for more than a decade.