candidate forum http://kbia.org en 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