jo ann emerson http://kbia.org en This Mr. Smith is going to Washington http://kbia.org/post/mr-smith-going-washington <div>Republican Jason Smith easily won a special election on Tuesday to fill Jo Ann Emerson’s vacant seat in the U-S House of Representatives.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was a strong night for the 32-year old Smith, as the 32-year old Missouri House speaker pro </span>tem<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cruised past Democratic rival Steve Hodges 67% to 27%.&#160;</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The outcome was hardly unexpected.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Eighth Congressional District is heavily conservative. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:29:57 +0000 Jacob McCleland 34900 at http://kbia.org This Mr. Smith is going to Washington Congressional Candidates Go On The Offensive In Debate http://kbia.org/post/congressional-candidates-go-offensive-debate <div><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/krcu/audio/2013/05/2013_05_28_MO8Debate_FULL.mp3" class="asset-audio">Listen to the full debate between Missouri&#039;s Eighth District Congressional candidates on May 28, 2013.</a><p>Candidates for Missouri’s Eighth Congressional seat went on the offensive in a debate Tuesday night at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. Wed, 29 May 2013 13:28:39 +0000 Jacob McCleland 34508 at http://kbia.org Congressional Candidates Go On The Offensive In Debate Deadline looms to request Mo. absentee ballots http://kbia.org/post/deadline-looms-request-mo-absentee-ballots <p></p><p>Voters in southeast Missouri are running out of time to request absentee ballots by mail or fax for next month's congressional election. Mon, 27 May 2013 13:19:47 +0000 Associated Press 34390 at http://kbia.org Deadline looms to request Mo. absentee ballots Mo. Republicans choose Jason Smith for 8th District Congress race http://kbia.org/post/mo-republicans-choose-jason-smith-8th-district-congress-race <p>Missouri Republicans have chosen a young state lawmaker promising a "fresh approach" as their candidate to replace former Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 20:37:41 +0000 Associated Press 28629 at http://kbia.org Mo. Republicans choose Jason Smith for 8th District Congress race Special-elections bill gets first-round approval in House http://kbia.org/post/special-elections-bill-gets-first-round-approval-house <P>The <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</A> has given first-round approval to legislation that would require special elections to fill vacancies in statewide offices.</P> <P>If passed, <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB110&#38;year=2013&#38;code=R">House Bill 110</A> would only allow the Governor to appoint a temporary placeholder who would not be eligible to run in the special election.&#160; <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2013&#38;district=120">House Speaker Pro-tem Jason Smith</A> (R, Salem), the bill’s sponsor, says it’s not a deliberate swipe at Democratic <A href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay Nixon</A>. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:09:10 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27680 at http://kbia.org Special-elections bill gets first-round approval in House Gov. Nixon to set special election for June 4 http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-set-special-election-june-4 <p></p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon plans to set June 4 as the special election date to fill the vacant seat in the Eighth District in southeast Missouri.</p><p>Rep. Jo Ann Emerson sent Nixon a letter Tuesday notifying him that her resignation from the seat would be effective at 11:59 p.m.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:48:18 +0000 Kristofor Husted 27641 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon to set special election for June 4 State GOPers make their case for US House seat http://kbia.org/post/state-gopers-make-their-case-us-house-seat <p></p><p>The Republicans who hope to replace Jo Ann Emerson in the U.S. House of Representatives stressed their conservative credentials while trying to differentiate themselves in a crowded field at a voter forum in Cape Girardeau Thursday night.<br><br>Before taking the stage, the 12 candidates worked the room, grinning from ear-to-ear, shaking hands and making small talk. About 300 people filled the Concourse building, but the candidates honed in on those wearing red, white and blue ribbons.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:09:48 +0000 Jacob McCleland 27471 at http://kbia.org State GOPers make their case for US House seat Disagreement in Mo. government on how to fill empty offices http://kbia.org/post/disagreement-mo-government-how-fill-empty-offices <p></p><p>Aside from Medicaid expansion, the most talked-about issue so far during the just-begun Missouri legislative session is whether Gov. Jay Nixon has the authority to appoint a new Lt. Gov. if Peter Kinder succeeds Republican Jo Ann Emerson in Congress.</p><p>Following his annual prayer breakfast, Gov. Nixon told reporters he believes he has the authority to appoint a new lieutenant governor if the office suddenly becomes vacant.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:51:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27120 at http://kbia.org Disagreement in Mo. government on how to fill empty offices Bailey joins group hoping to replace Emerson in U.S. House http://kbia.org/post/bailey-joins-group-hoping-replace-emerson-us-house <p>Former Republican congressman Wendell Bailey has joined a crowded field of candidates hoping to fill a vacancy in southeast Missouri's 8th Congressional District. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 22:05:10 +0000 Associated Press 26291 at http://kbia.org Bailey joins group hoping to replace Emerson in U.S. House Emerson considers retiring from U.S. House sooner than planned http://kbia.org/post/emerson-considers-retiring-us-house-sooner-planned <p>Missouri congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson may end up resigning her U.S. House seat earlier than originally planned. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:25:22 +0000 Associated Press 26034 at http://kbia.org Emerson considers retiring from U.S. House sooner than planned GOP possibles line up to fill Emerson's US House seat http://kbia.org/post/gop-possibles-line-fill-emersons-us-house-seat <div style="margin:0;"><p></p><p><font color="black" size="3"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;">Southern Missouri Republicans are jockeying for their shot at Jo Ann Emerson’s seat in the US House.</span></font></p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:47:00 +0000 Jacob McClelland 25402 at http://kbia.org GOP possibles line up to fill Emerson's US House seat Jo Ann Emerson to retire from US House http://kbia.org/post/jo-ann-emerson-retire-us-house <p>At least two Missouri Republicans have confirmed interest in succeeding U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson after her planned retirement. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:58:49 +0000 Associated Press 25355 at http://kbia.org Jo Ann Emerson to retire from US House