Missouri Lieutenant Governor

Peter Kinder

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has announced his candidacy for governor near the scene of last year's protests in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

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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.

We cover a lot of elections at KBIA but Mike Carter's 2012 run for Lt. Governor was bizarre, hilarious, wonderful. We'll explain:

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Democrat Susan Montee is starting her first TV ad in the Missouri lieutenant governor campaign.

The ad focuses on advocating for military veterans and their families. Montee says veterans should be confident they will have a home, quality health care and a job. The ad also references Montee's father who is missing in action after his refueling jet disappeared near Vietnam in 1966.

Montee's campaign publicized its TV ad on Monday.

Former Missouri Governor Roger Wilson has pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to an illegal political donation made after he left office. 

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Peter Kinder has decided not to seek the Republican nomination for Missouri governor, and will instead run for a third term as Lt. Governor. 

Steven Tilley has dropped out of the race for Missouri Lt. Governor, catching his fellow Republicans by surprise.