This is good news, bad news time. The good news is that Roy Blunt, the senior senator from Missouri, has announced that he won’t be running for reelection in 2022, following the likes of Rob Portman and Pat Toomey out the door. The bad news is that he got reelected the last time at all. If you recall this particular 2016 race, Blunt was paired up against an outstanding Democrat, Jason Kander. The second worst disappointment on election night 2016, right behind Hillary, was Kander losing to Blunt, when he was leading in polls.
Good riddance, Roy Blunt. Let’s see some fresh talent in Missouri. Maybe Kander would want to run again? Here was Kander’s ad from 2016, which I simply loved.