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Wagner Gives Up Leadership Positions

She could be getting closer to a Senate run.

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Kimberly Railey
Nov. 28, 2016, 10:03 a.m.

Rep. Ann Wagner (R-02) “gave up two roles in party leadership earlier this month, signaling that the three-term congresswoman could be gearing up to challenge” Sen. Claire McCaskill (D). “Wagner didn’t say yes or no when asked if she was preparing a run, and instead focused on Congress’ work in the coming year.”

“No one’s thinking about elections. The American public is tired of that,” Wagner said.

“If she does choose to challenge McCaskill, Wagner could face some opposition from the right flank of her party back home. She initially supported … Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for president before endorsing, then un-endorsing, and then finally supporting then-candidate Donald Trump for president.” (Morning Consult)

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