Statewide Candidate Filing Closed
Candidate filing to run for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices in Missouri is now over. The Secretary of State’s office said Tuesday almost 500 candidates filed to run for various offices or judgeships this year. Four Republicans are vying to replace term-limited Governor Jay Nixon. Former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens, former U-S attorney and House speaker Catherine Hanaway, Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and St. Louis-area businessman John Brunner are up for what many believe will be a tough primary battle. Democratic front-runner Attorney General Chris Koster faces what appears to be a less competitive primary against three opponents. The primary is August 2nd. The general election is November 8th.