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Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Washington Post: Nixon to succeed "unpopular governor"
Washington Post staff writer William Branigin, in a wrapup story about state elections, accurately notes that Jay Nixon's election was made much easier because of the way many Missourians feel about the current holder of the office:
In gubernatorial races, Democrat Jay Nixon won in Missouri, defeating Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof in a race to succeed an unpopular GOP governor who decided not seek reelection.
The Post did not even consider Matt Blunt's name worthy of mention.