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  • Koster making preparations to run for gov.

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  • Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he is making preparations to run for governor in 2016.
    Koster, a Democrat, has served as attorney general since 2009 and previously was a state senator and local prosecutor. He has the potential to move up because Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is prohibited by term limits from seeking re-election again.
    Asked Tuesday by The Associated Press whether he will run for governor in 2016, Koster replied: "We are making the necessary preparations and building consensus around the state toward that end."
    Koster's statement came a day after the campaign manager for Democratic State Treasurer Clint Zweifel (ZWY'-ful) said that Zweifel will not run for governor in 2016. He cited Zweifel's desire to spend time with his teenage daughters and avoid a contentious primary.
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