2016 election

8:28 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Candidates emerging for Missouri 2016 governor's race

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Missouri Congressmember Blaine Luetkemeyer says he will consider a 2016 run for governor after his re-election bid this year for the U.S. House.

The Republican from Missouri's 3rd Congressional District said Monday he has been encouraged by party members, donors and friends to consider running for governor.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is barred by term limits from seeking re-election. But others already are positioning to succeed him.

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8:18 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Mo. House passes presidential primary date change

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Missouri's Republican-led House has passed legislation setting the state's 2016 presidential primary for March 15.

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4:55 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Bill would move presidential primary to March of 2016

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  A Missouri House panel endorsed legislation today that would move the state's presidential primary from February to March of 2016.

Sponsoring member Tony Dugger says keeping the earlier date could cause Missouri to lose delegates at the 2016 national party conventions.

He says moving the date to March would avoid a repeat of 2012, when the state held a non-binding presidential primary. Faced with losing delegates, state Republican officials later decided to select convention representatives with a caucus system that year.

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5:59 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Rep. Kelly announces he will not run for re-election

State Rep. Chris Kelly photo via the Missouri House of Representatives

Democratic State Rep. Chris Kelly announced today he will not run for re-election in the 45th House District next year. Kelly is currently serving his ninth term in the House and is eligible for one more.

But because of redistricting back in 2011, Kelly must move districts in order to run in 2014. Kelly, who currently resides in the 50th District, would have to move to the 45th District to seek another term.

Kelly said that it’s not the move that’s keeping him from running, but rather his concern for the future of the legislature.

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9:44 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Hanaway May Run For Missouri Governor In 2016

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Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 9:40 am

Former Missouri House Speaker Catherine Hanaway says she's considering running for Governor in 2016.

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11:37 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Koster has more than $400,000 ready for gubernatorial race

Chris Koster speaks at a press conference in Kansas City on Thursday, February 9th, 2012.
Dan Verbeck KBIA

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has more than $400,000 in the bank as he makes plans for a 2016 gubernatorial race.

Koster filed a quarterly finance report Monday indicating he had $419,348 in his account as of the end of March. The Democratic attorney general confirmed last week that he is "making the necessary preparations" to run for governor.

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