When Cleaver Retires, Who Will Go to Washington?

It’s been a rough year for Congressman Emanuel Cleaver.  He turned 65, he got spat on and called names, and his efforts to return civility to Congress have been spectacularly unsuccessful in the most polarized Congress since Sumner got caned.  He shows no signs of retiring, but, eventually, he will.

Who will take his place?  A crafty old insider, or a rising star?

Over at KCFreePress.com, I mention Al Riederer, Jolie Justus, Kay Barnes, Mark Funkhouser, Jason Kander, Airick Leonard West and Mike Sanders.  (I was kidding about Funkhouser, though I’m still correct about him having the best chance of winning the 2011 Mayoral election.)

Whom did I miss?

3 Responses to “When Cleaver Retires, Who Will Go to Washington?”

  1. Martin says:

    This race would be closely tied to the 10th Senate district after Justus is out in 4 years. Several of the same names would be on that candidate list. Add Mike Talboy and Cathy Jolly to the list.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Jamie Metzl

  3. Anonymous says:

    Will support whomever doesn’t send unsolicited bulk e-mail on behalf of the campaign.

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