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Senator Brian Nieves (r) has withdrawn his candidacy in the 26th Senate District.

Pass the popcorn.

Today, via the Missouri Secretary of State:

Removed Candidates

Office Candidate Reason Removal Date

State Senator – District 26 Brian Nieves (Republican) WASHINGTON MO 63090 Withdrawn 3/13/2014 1:18 PM

[emphasis added]

Now we just wait to see if there’s a primary.


26th Senate District: As if there’s any difference? (February 26, 2014)

Campaign Finance: a really serious commitment (March 2, 2014)

Campaign Finance: laughing all the way to the bank (March 3, 2014)

26th Senate District: pass the popcorn (March 8, 2014)

Campaign Finance: Still laughing? (March 9, 2014)

Campaign Finance: Running for something? (March 11, 2014)

Some reviews are in:

Sean Nicholson ‏@ssnich

He will not be missed. http://moleggifs.tumblr.com/po… … #moleg 2:37 PM – 13 Mar 2014

Sarah Martin ‏@SarahWMartin

@ssnich you need to Use caps for NO reason. 2:44 PM – 13 Mar 2014

Aaron Malin ‏@MalinAaron

See ya, @briannieves. #moleg 2:08 PM – 13 Mar 2014

Sarah Felts ‏@sarahfelts

[*]pops popcorn[*] MT @eyokley: New: Sen. @briannieves withdrawn from Senate reelection race, clearing way for @SpeakerTimJones to enter. #MOLeg 1:26 PM – 13 Mar 2014

Have popcorn, will pop it.