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Schweich Laying Groundwork for Missouri Senate Bid

March 7, 2012

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is preparing for a campaign against Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. But a top supporter says the Republican still hasn't made up his mind about running. PoliticMO:

According to federal tax documents, first noted by a Bloomberg News reporter, Joseph Passanise, a Springfield attorney and Schweich's campaign treasurer, filed documents with the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday with the name "Schweich for US Senate", to, "support candidate for office" as Schweich continues to test the waters for his candidacy.

Neal Ethridge, a Springfield Republican and Schweich supporter says Schweich hasn't made up his mind yet: "I personally hope Tom will consider running for the U.S. Senate. However, he has made no decision to run at this point and is focused today on serving the people of Missouri as their State Auditor. However, unlike some candidates, Tom thought it prudent to have the required paperwork filed while he considers a potential candidacy."

Schweich has flirted with other statewide runs before, including the governor's race this cycle, only to opt against running.

Schweich has served as chief of staff to former Republican Sen. and U.N. Ambassador Jack Danforth. He's not a potential powerhouse candidate who can come in and upend the GOP race. But given how unimpressive the field has been, that's would not necessarily disqualify him from competing.

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