Thursday, May 13, 2010

Corcoran is out in the 24th

The Missouri 24th Senate District is going be to be hotly contested one this election cycle. The Democratic primary is shaping up to be one of the biggest in the state and today we see an interesting development. Four term (and term limited) State Representative Mike Corcoran has dropped out of the race. This leaves former Rep. Page and County Councilwoman Fraser as the key contenders for the seat. There is another entry in the Democratic primary, but she doesn't seem to be campaigning.

Here is a response from the Page campaign on the news:
Corcoran Withdraws From Senate Race

State Representative Michael Corcoran from St. Ann, has withdrawn from the Democratic primary for the 24th District Senate seat.

In a press release Corcoran cited the need to spend more time with his two sons as the reason he has decided against a run for the state senate.Corcoran served four terms as the State Representative for the 77th District, and had also been a member of the St. Ann Board of Aldermen.

"I wish Mike and his family the best," Page said. "He has been a strong leader for the St. Ann community and organized labor for the past eight years."

Corcoran's decision leaves Dr. Sam Page and two other candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the 24th State Senate District.

The winner of the Democratic primary will face John Lamping, who is the only Republican running for the seat.