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The only statewide political office up for grabs in Missouri this year doesn't appear to be anywhere near up for grabs.

State Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican, is facing only token opposition from the Libertarian and Constitution parties, and the Democrats are not fielding a challenger. This contest may serve more as a campaign for Schweich's next political goal:

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The only Missouri Democrat who has announced plans to challenge the re-election of Republican Auditor Tom Schweich is dropping out of the race.

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An outside auditing firm has found deficiencies in the 2011 and 2012 Randolph County budgets. Casey-Beard-Boehmer PC conducted an audit released in September on behalf of the Missouri State Auditor’s Office.

Deputy State Auditor Harry Otto said he does not anticipate how the Missouri State Auditor’s Office will assess Randolph County until the full audit is completed despite the deficiencies found by the outside CPA firm.