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FILE - At left, in an April 2, 2014, file photo, Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee Chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks questions during hearings in Washington. At right, in a Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Carl Edwards speaks to the media during a news conference at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, N.C. Carl Edwards remains a hot topic in NASCAR, two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver. Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017,  piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri next year. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
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  • FILE - At left, in an April 2, 2014, file photo, Senate Consumer Protection subcommittee Chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., asks questions during hearings in Washington. At right, in a Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, Carl Edwards speaks to the media during a news conference at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, N.C. Carl Edwards remains a hot topic in NASCAR, two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver. Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017,  piece for KBIA's Talking Politics that Edwards will challenge U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri next year. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

    NASCAR’s Carl Edwards does not rule out US Senate run in ’18

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two weeks after his abrupt retirement as a full-time driver in NASCAR, Carl Edwards on Wednesday would not rule out a potential U.S. Senate campaign in his home state of Missouri next year. Terry Smith, a political science professor at Columbia College, speculated in a Wednesday piece for KBIA’s Talking Politics […]