Missouri Constitution Party Selects Doug Enyart As 8th District Nominee

The Missouri Constitution Party has nominated Doug Enyart, a retired U.S. Marine, as its candidate for the June 2 special election to fill the 8th District congressional seat vacated a few weeks ago by Republican Jo Ann Emerson.

Read Jo Mannies’ report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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Fifteen Facts About Jason Smith, 8th District GOP Standard-bearer

When Republicans picked House Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith to be the GOP nominee in the U.S. Eighth District special election, the most common reaction was bewilderment at the Salem native’s youthfulness. But there’s more to Smith than the fact that he’s 32. Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report for the St. Louis Beacon.

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Hodges Wins Democratic Nomination In 8th Congressional District

State Rep. Steve Hodges snagged the Democratic nomination Saturday for the special election in the state’s 8th Congressional District. Hodges will square off against House Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith, R-Salem, and Libertarian Bill Slantz. Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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Hodges Enters Democratic Contest In 8th Congressional District; Black Bows Out

The race for the U.S. Eighth Congressional District received a jolt with the entry of state Rep. Steve Hodges into the Democratic fray. And on Thursday, state Rep. Linda Black announced that she would no longer seek the Democratic nomination for the southeast Missouri-based seat.

Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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Smith Files As GOP Nominee For 8th District, Presses ‘Hunt And Fish’ Constitutional Amendment

Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith is running for Congress, but before he embarks on his campaign he is advancing a state constitutional amendment to guarantee “the traditional rights of Missourians to hunt, fish and farm.”

Read Jo Mannies report in the St. Louis Beacon.

Posted in Campaign Coverage, Guns & Safety, Issues, Missouri House races

Republicans Choose Jason Smith To Run In 8th Congressional District Special Election

Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith, R-Salem, beat out a dozen rivals Saturday to become the Republican nominee for the 8th District congressional seat recently vacated by Jo Ann Emerson.

Read Jo Mannies’ report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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Black Could Pick Up Democratic Mantle In GOP-dominated 8th District

State Rep. Linda Black is angling for the Democratic nomination in the 8th congressional district. Black, D-Desloge, acknowledges that the run in the GOP-leaning district is an uphill climb.

Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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8th District GOP race could tip over rows of political dominoes

The Republican field for the 8th congressional district seat is big. Whomever  wins June 4, political dominoes will fall.  Here’s a look at the major players and the political consequences. Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report for the St. Louis Beacon.

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Nixon Sets June 4 To Fill Vacant 8th District Seat, Much Later Than Republicans Had Sought

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is setting a special election date for June 4 for voters in the state’s 8th Congressional District to choose a replacement for U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau. That’s two months later than Emerson had hoped.

Read Jo Mannies’ report in the St. Louis Beacon.

Read Chris McDaniel’s story for St. Louis Public Radio.

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Emerson Says She Will Leave Office Tuesday

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, will no longer represent Missouri’s 8th District as of 11:59 p.m. next Tuesday. Emerson said Friday that her timing is aimed at encouraging Gov. Jay Nixon to call a special election on April 2, a regular election date.

Read Jo Mannies’ report in the St. Louis Beacon.

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