Missouri House Speaker Richardson preparing to run for state auditor next year
Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson plans to seek the Republican nomination to challenge state Auditor Nicole Galloway next year, setting up a potentially big fight for the last remaining statewide office in Jefferson City held by a Democrat. Galloway was appointed to the state auditor post in April 2015 by then-Gov. Jay Nixon, also a Democrat. She has said she is running for election to a full four-year term next year.
A Richardson spokesman confirmed this week that the speaker is preparing to run.
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