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Claire McCaskill's bid for re-election will be watched closely by the entire nation, in part because of her close ties to President Obama's 2008 campaign.
The fiercely-fought GOP primary will likely see , former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman or Frontenac businessman John Brunner emerge as McCaskill's opponent.
Akin just addressed the Chesterfield Township Republicans last week. See related article:
The "Tea Party" movement also will be a factor in the campaign, with one activist's comments about drawing added scrutiny and security for McCaskill.
In the meantime, dueling .
Redistricting brought on by the latest Census results eliminated one of Missouri's congressional districts, to see who will represent the city of St. Louis and areas south, along with portions of St. Louis County stretching to the Maryland Heights border with Creve Coeur.
The primary winner will be an overwhelming favorite against either Robyn Hamlin or Martin Baker in November.
Missouri's new Second district is guaranteed to see someone new elected, with Rep. Akin's decision to run for the Senate. come into the fold to support her, enough so that it helped push to change races.
Wagner would face one of a field of several Democrats, including Eureka-based . John Morris (R-St. Peters) and James O'Baker (R-St. Peters) also running.
Local candidate Weber was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1964, and was a Democrat nominee in the second congressional district in 2004 and 2006. , dealing with fundraiser and organizer Ross Perot and fellow candidate Donald Trump, who eventually dropped out of the race.
In August, voters will decide on a measure proposing "a constitutional amendment guaranteeing a citizen's right to pray and worship on public property and reaffirming a citizen's right to choose any or no religion," according to the state law calling for the vote. earlier this year.
The fate of statewide ballot issues will not be decided until later this summer.
Voters in the St. Louis County Public Library system will be asked to vote on a measure which to fund improvements at facilities system-wide. is part of the St. Louis County system.