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    apparently the requirement is 10 weeks between the date the election is called and the date of the election.

    Which means the earliest date of the election is April 16th.

    The catch is that the regularly set dates of elections are April 2nd and August 6th. The Missouri legislature removed the June elections to save money.

    Unless they choose to hold the election on their own sometime in-between April and August. Which might require some legal action. (Also, if Peter Kinder gets the nomination and wins, there'll be a legal fight about appointing the next Lt. Governor (who'd be a Democrat) or holding a special election, presumably in November 2013)

    So six months without a Representative would be a pretty sad way to "repay" the district that elected an Emerson for 32 years.

    The Republican Party isn't a party of small government, it's a party of a government for the few. @bhindepmo

    by RBH on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 02:57:36 PM PST

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