It just goes to show that sometimes rumors can be true. And sometimes prayers are answered.

Today’s Warrensburg Daily Star-Journal (no link, they’re still in the 19th century) ran a press release by Rex Rector (r) announcing that he’s a candidate for the open 31st District senate seat.

David Pearce (r), advocate of automotive deer hunting and announced republican candidate for the 31st senate seat, is probably having his second not so good very bad month of the campaign. Pearce probably wishes that his alleged fundraising prowess wasn’t so….artificial.

Chris Benjamin (D) is probably having a really good day today.

Getting back to Rex Rector, great friend of the city of Harrisonville (from the Warrensburg paper):

Rector Will Seek State Senate Seat In 31st District On The Republican Ticket

…he was awarded the “100 Percent For Jobs” award from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture award three times…the Missouri Right to Life endorsement, the National Federation of Independent Business endorsement…

Ah, endorsements from all the usual republican front organizations.

…His wife, Debbie says, “I have been married to Rex for over 30 years, and in that time, I have come to know his strong conviction before God to do what is right no matter what the cost to himself…

Well, this is going to be a very interesting primary.

Pass the popcorn.