Gary Nodler has enough money to run for statewide office and he plans to continue to raise more.
In an article written by Tracy Swartz in today's Springfield News-Leader, Nodler talks about his decision to change his campaign committee to explore a bid for statewide office:
Nodler plans to hire a political consultant. He said it's too early to determine the state's political landscape in 2012, but his sizable campaign coffers would allow him to poll on support.
He's set to hold his annual fundraising golf tournament and strengthen his monetary resources.
"If I were to seek higher office, I have a pretty substantial base from which to operate," said Nodler, who had banked $104,486 as of Dec. 2.
Nodler indicated he might be interested in running for lieutenant governor or treasurer.