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Road To The Capitol

Jason Smith

Republican Jason Smith won Tuesday’s special election to Congress in southeastern Missouri.

As Jacob McCleland reports, Smith won with 67 percent of the vote.

Election Vote Here Sign

A special election is underway today. Jason Smith and Steve Hodges, the front-runners, are sprinting to the finish line of a relatively short campaign for Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District. The winner will replace Jo Ann Emerson, the long-time Congresswoman who announced her resignation shortly after Election Day. As Jacob McCleland reports, the candidates are battling each other ... and expectations for low voter turnout.

Keith Sutherland

Lawmakers in Jefferson City had the opportunity this Spring to dramatically boost the number of people who are covered by Medicaid in Missouri. They chose not to. In south-central Missouri, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports on how hospitals will be affected by this decision in this second half of our series.

Missouri capitol

The director of Missouri’s Department of Revenue has abruptly resigned. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

Election Vote Sign

The Federal Election Commission, or FEC, has released its findings in the 2010 complaint filed by former Congressional candidate Scott Eckersley.  As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the FEC traced fraudulent email and Twitter accounts used to spread false or negative information about Eckersley to a former Springfield man.

Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson

She was just reelected a month ago, but US Representative Jo Ann Emerson, who represents Missouri’s eighth district in southern and south-eastern Missouri, is leaving Congress. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

Tuesday night, local Republicans gathered at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in north Springfield for the Greene County Republican Watch Party. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark spoke with several candidates, including Secretary of State candidate Shane Schoeller, who eventually lost in a neck-and-neck race with Jason Kander.

Did you know that commercial TV and radio news stations are obligated under federal law to sell advertisement space to political candidates running for office? During election season, viewers can expect a plethora of political propaganda in opposition, or in favor, of certain candidates and political issues addressed on the ballot. But what happens to that ad space after Election Day is over? KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

Election Ballot

Tuesday is Election Day. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with the Greene County Clerk on his predictions for voter turnout.