Of course, Blunt's son Matt got in the way and Hulshof stepped aside:
"I believe Kenny Hulshof understands the people of Missouri as well as anybody who has ever run for state office," Blunt told a crowd of Hulshof supporters gathered this afternoon at the Candlewood Suites hotel on N. Glenstone Ave.
“He understands our state, he shares our values, he’s going to be a great governor,” Blunt said.
Blunt, R-Springfield, also said he started encouraging Hulshof to consider running for governor "eight or nine years ago."
Much speculation has centered around when Gov. Matt Blunt will endorse Hulshof. For Hulshof's sake, sometime in December would be nice. Hulshof already has the endorsement of the Blunt that still has the ability to get him some votes.
A link to KSN/KODE video of the Blunt/Hulshof announcement can be found here.