There is a lot to be said about the lessons of defeat, and in Missouri politics, that is no different.
While there hasn’t been a U.S. Senator Jay Nixon, there has been a Gov. Jay Nixon; while there hasn’t been a Gov. Roy Blunt, there’s been a U.S. Rep. and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt; and while there hasn’t been a Gov. Claire McCaskill, there has been a state auditor and now Sen. Claire McCaskill.