mo attorney general race

Democrat and former county prosecutor Teresa Hensley says she's running for Missouri attorney general.

Missouri Senate

  State Senator Scott Sifton said he's dropping out of the race for Missouri attorney general in 2016 and instead will seek re-election to his Senate seat.

Missouri Republican attorney general candidate Ed Martin is calling for the creation of a new task force dealing with government regulations.

Martin says the task force would focus on regulations for energy and the environment, health care and small businesses. It would be in the state attorney general's office. He says excessive government regulations hurt businesses and the economy.

On Thursday, Martin was traveling in southwestern Missouri to discuss his proposal during campaign stops in Branson, Neosho and Mount Vernon.