Lawmakers react to potential gubernatorial campaign by Hanaway
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Lawmakers react to potential gubernatorial campaign by Hanaway

Date: September 26, 2013
By: Matt Kalish
State Capitol Bureau

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A top Republican lawmaker sounds off after a former Republican Missouri House Speaker announces potential run for Governor in 2016
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Wrap: While the first Republican Speaker of the Missouri House in a generation announced she's exploring a run for governor, members of her party might need some convincing.

St. Peters Republican Doug Funderburk says he could support Catherine Hanaway's potential bid for governor even though she's opposed to Missouri's conceal carry laws.

Funderburk sponsored legislation in the spring prohibiting state officials from enforcing federal gun laws but the bill was vetoed.

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Description: "I don't personally know of her opposition to any of the second amendment so I'd have to sit down and have that conversation with her."

Hanaway served as House Speaker from 2002-2005. She was appointed the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri in 2005 and served until 2009.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Matt Kalish.

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A leading Republican lawmaker could back a run for governor by a former House Speaker.
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Wrap: The sponsor of a controversial gun bill says he could support a run by former Republican House Speaker Catherine Hanaway despite her opposition to Missouri's conceal carry law.

However St. Peters Doug Funderburk says he'd have to sit down and talk with Hanaway on the issue.

Regardless, Funderburk doesn't think her opposition matters when it comes down to her potential candidacy.

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Description: "I was really impressed with her frankess and her candor. But I think she's obviously over the years demonstrated great leadership skills."

Minority Leader Democrat Jacob Hummel says many people in the state don't know who Hanaway is anymore. She's been out of public office since 2005.

Reporting from the state capitol, I'm Matt Kalish.


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