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Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith to run for MO Secretary of State

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Former KMOV-TV news anchor Robin Smith will be running for Missouri Secretary of State in 2016 as a Democrat. She announced that she would be retiring from a 40 year career in broadcasting just a few weeks ago.

Current Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander is running for senate. He is hoping to take Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt’s seat this November.

Smith says in a statement:

“What Missouri needs now, more than ever, is a public servant who checks their politics at the door. That has been my life’s work and my training. I look forward to giving Missourians straightforward, professional service as their Secretary of State.”

Smith currently has no Democratic opponents in the race. Republican candidates for the seat include St. Louis attorney Jay Ashcroft and state Sen. Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.