Today's Kansas City Star reports that State Sen. Maida Coleman, D-St. Louis, is considering dropping out of the state auditor's race, citing lack of support from the party. Of course, this is the same party that put Ms. Coleman in a prime-time spot last week, responding to Governor Matt Blunt's State of the State message.
More likely, Ms. Coleman has been caught off guard by articles in the Star and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch noting that at one time she had declared bankruptcy.
Earlier this week, Ms. Coleman was named to the Turner Report's Hall of Shame as one of the 10 state senators who received the most gifts from lobbyists in 2005. She ranked second on that list, with more than $3,000 worth of gifts, trailing only Sen. David Klindt. R-Bethany.