I didn’t take this from Slay’s presser that he wasn’t going to seek another term as mayor, but someone’s thinking that Slay actually is thinking about greener, statewide, pastures.
It’s obviously too late for 2016, and the only thing up in 2018 is auditor, and someone like Francis Slay isn’t going to want to be state auditor. And I doubt he would want to be anything less than Governor. The problem is this: If he’s thinking about Governor in 2020, obviously he would run as a Democrat, it means that he has no confidence in Chris Koster this year. If that’s the case, then Slay and I are polar opposites on handicapping Mr. Koster’s political chops — I think he might as well measure for drapes at 100 Madison right now, because none of the Republicans running have sense enough to oppose RTW.