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Politics
8:15 am
Thu August 16, 2012

SW Mo. House member plans to seek recount

A state House member from southwest Missouri says he'll seek a recount after a narrow loss in his Republican primary election.

Election results certified in Greene County this week show incumbent Thomas Long losing to challenger Jeff Messenger by 28 votes in the Aug. 7 primary. Long told the Springfield News-Leader on Wednesday he'll ask to have the ballots in the 130th House District counted again.

Missouri law allows candidates to request recounts if they lose by less than 1 percent of the total vote.

Politics
5:45 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Five close primary races could prompt recounts

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Five candidates who ran in this week's Missouri party primaries appear eligible for recounts.

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Politics
8:31 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Several Mo. lawmakers fall in party primaries

The Missouri state Capitol
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Several Missouri legislators appear to have been defeated in their party primaries.

Unofficial results from Tuesday's elections show voters ousting a Democratic state senator from St. Louis and two House Democrats from the St. Louis area.

In southwestern Missouri, a Republican House member was trailing Wednesday in a race close enough that a recount could be requested.

In addition, newly redrawn House districts matched up Democratic incumbents in four St. Louis area races.

Politics
8:57 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Senate approves bill moving back Missouri primary date

The legislation would move filing periods for candidates from late February to March.
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The Missouri Senate has given first-round approval to legislation that would push back the filing period for the state’s August primaries by one month.

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Politics
9:05 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Santorum takes Missouri primary

Although Tuesday’s presidential primary amounts to only a public opinion poll, it was not front runner Mitt Romney who took the Missouri, but Rick Santorum.

Former St. Charles County executive Joe Ortwerth heads the Missouri branch of Focus on the Family, a conservative activist group.

He says Missouri is known as a state that likes to send strong messages.

“And today, the Show-Me State declared that the Midwest and the people of the Midwest, are looking for a candidate with genuine conservative credentials, and Rick Santorum is that man,” Ortwerth said.         

PM Newscasts
5:54 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

Newscast for February 7, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Governor Jay Nixon's softening stance on collegiate budget cuts
  • A view of Missouri's "beauty pageant" of a primary
  • Missouri's prosecution of a company that fraudulently filed forms
Politics
10:41 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Missourians head to polls for primary that won't count

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Missouri’s presidential primary is today, but one of the leading GOP candidates is not on the ballot.

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AM Newscasts
8:58 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Newscast for February 7, 2012

Debate over a voter ID bill heated up in the Missouri Capitol Monday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

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AM Newscasts
9:01 am
Thu February 2, 2012

Newscast for February 2, 2012

The floor of the Missouri Senate, where Democrats filibustered a workplace discrimination reform bill into the evening hours Wednesday.
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA news room, including:

  • Democratic filibuster of workplace discrimination reform bill comes to an end
  • UM Curators meet in Kansas City to discuss possible tuition increases.
  • About a fourth of Missouri voters are expected to turn out for Missouri presidential primary next week
Politics
9:09 am
Tue January 31, 2012

Santorum swings by Missouri

Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum badly trails front-runner Mitt Romney.
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An overflow crowd piled into an auditorium at St. Charles Community College Monday for an appearance by Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

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