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  The competition to become Missouri's next lieutenant governor is growing.

Republican Bev Randles and Democratic state Rep. Tommie Pierson announced this week they're running for the office in 2016.

While Governor Jay Nixon (D) continues touring Missouri to oppose efforts to override his veto of tax cut legislation, a group of business officials and political activists are trying to rally support for the override effort.