Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes that Richard is considering a run for governor in 2016.
Speaking to the Political Fix at Lincoln Days, Richard said that he has pondered a possible run for governor in 2016. That would be midway through a possible second term in the state Senate, and the scenario assumes that current Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, wins a second term in 2012, where he is likely to face Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, a Republican.
“I’d like to be on the short list and see what happens,” Richard said.