After months of speculation about a potential Senate or House campaign, former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman (R) announced Tuesday night that she will pass on a 2010 bid.
Earlier this cycle Steelman appeared to embrace the role of Beltway outsider by issuing pointed remarks aimed at Rep. Roy Blunt (R), who is running for Senate in 2010 with the endorsement of the national party. But Steelman said in a statement that her family obligations will keep her in Missouri for the foreseeable future.
For months I have considered running for the U.S. Senate and I have been honored and gratified by people throughout the state and country who have encouraged me to run, she said. However, our youngest [son] ... is 14 and I want to raise him here in Missouri in the heart of this country, not in Washington D.C.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.