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Missouri Democrats are swooning about a new rising star in the party: John Wright, newly nominated as the party’s standard-bearer in House District 47, which is around Columbia in mid-Missouri. Wright’s resume’ is impressive: Student body president and captain of his high school’s state champion tennis team; bachelors and law degrees from Yale (where he edited the Law Review) and scored top academic honors; founder of an investment company that made him wealthy enough to retire in his 30s. He put nearly $100,000 of his own money into his first political campaign and drew another $70,000 plus in donations, rolling to a 2-to-1 victory Tuesday over a former state lawmaker. The swoons are over Wright’s sparkling smile, curly blond hair and athletic good looks. One St. Louis Democratic insider, an appreciative female, compared Wright to “the young Robert Redford in ‘The Candidate,’ only better looking – in fact, the best-looking Democratic fresh face I’ve seen in many years and a very nice guy.” Female hearts melted at the sight of Wright leading an elementary reading program he sponsors as a nonprofit in Columbia. Another veteran Democrat points to Wright’s strong first-impression campaign video, which may be viewed on his website at “His full name is John Atchison Wright, which has a lovely ring, especially when coupled with a title like Representative – or Governor,” this longtime party insider said. Wright still faces a November matchup with a right-wing Republican, but Democrats are writing checks now, they say, to support a star on an upward trajectory.


  • Jill says:

    Hubba Hubba! Just checked out his website. What a cutie – smart, progressive and rich. He’ll have to beat off the girls and probably some guys with a club.

  • KITTY says:

    To the woman who said Wright is the best looking Democrat. Well, duh! Olf course he’s better looking than the uglies who dominate the Democratic Party. To name a few: Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Janets Reno and Napolitano, Irene Waters, Barney Frank, Michelle Obama, Wassermn-Schultz, Harry Reid, Patty Murray and especially the most goofy looking Congressman in history, Chicago’s Bobby Rush. It is then apparent what the lady meant. Ugliness does dominate the Democratic Party.

  • Marcia says:

    Nice! Nice background. Nice politics. VERY nice smile! I like him!

  • Marcia says:

    KITTY, you sound like you need some lovin’!

  • trashcup says:

    Kitty is really Rush Limbaugh – always complaining about everything and never happy – more concerned about how everyone looks than their substance. Saying anything to stir it up.

    Nice try Rush, but we know who you are.

  • DON says:

    Hey Kitty: What kind of marks do you give Abe Lincoln? You, and people like you, are a big part of what’s wrong with political discourse today.

  • Linda says:

    OMG now I see that picture of John Wright with the kids. Adorable! And the kids are cute too! He has MY support!

  • Azriel says:

    Yes, let’s all vote for him because he came from the right part of the gene pool………

  • flyoverland says:

    Funny how only the GOP rich are vilified. I guess cute trumps rich. Gag.

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