Two Republicans are now running for their party’s nomination to be the candidate for Missouri Governor in 2016. East-Central Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Robert) is downplaying the possibility he will be a third.

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth) fields questions from the media about the sharing of concealed carry information with the Social Security Administration.

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-St. Elizabeth)

Luetkemeyer says as he has earned more seniority in Washington D.C. it is becoming more appealing to stay there.

“At this point it looks like we will probably run for reelection again in two years,” Luetkemeyer told Missourinet affiliate KWIX in Moberly.

Luetkemeyer notes he is now the chairman of the Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, as well as a member of the House Financial Services Committee and the House Small Business Committee.

State Auditor Tom Schweich announced this week he is a candidate for governor, running against former Missouri House Speaker and U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway.