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A Legacy of Recovery 

States with Democratic governors are leading the way on economic recovery.

Attention Missouri voters in the 8th Congressional District:
The general election to select candidates to fill the seat vacated by Jo Ann Emerson will take place on Tuesday 4 June. If you have not sent in an FPCA since January 2013, you must act NOW to vote because you now must register to vote in each and every calendar year.

You can STILL register to vote and request your ballot!

Go to www.votefromabroad.org, fill-out the information, download your FPCA and mail or fax your FPCA to your local election official by May 8. and they will email you a blank ballot The ballot must be mailed back to your local election in time to arrive by 7:00 pm on May 8.

For additional information, please go to:http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/military/#reqBallot

There is no primary. The parties are selecting their candidates without a primary.

Reminder: Local elections are happening in several states today.

"Make no mistake, here in our time, it’s more important than ever that we show up to vote, not just this year, but every year and in every election. Every voice must be heard and every vote must be counted."

- FIrst Lady Michelle Obama

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Exif Mo. House Democrats ban smoking in their offices
AP
Missouri House Democrats have decided to prohibit smoking in their offices and plan to seek broader smoking restrictions at the state Capitol.
Two years ago, the House voted to prohibit smoking in a gallery reserved for members in the back of the chamber but rejected an effort to ban smoking in offices.
The Democrats said Thursday they plan to seek a prohibition on smoking for all areas of the Capitol controlled by the House.
In 2011 many pointed out that the Capitol was the only state-owned building where you could still light up and question its effects on school children who tour the building and those with breathing problems.
Lawmakers who voted to continue allowing smoking in 2011said that a total smoking ban at the Capitol would be an intrusion on personal liberty.
One justification given for allowing lawmakers to smoke in their offices is that they and their staffers work long days and it would impose a hardship to make them go that long without smoking.
In November 2010 Jefferson City voters passed a smoking ban in the Capital City.

Mo. House Democrats ban smoking in their offices

AP

Missouri House Democrats have decided to prohibit smoking in their offices and plan to seek broader smoking restrictions at the state Capitol.

Two years ago, the House voted to prohibit smoking in a gallery reserved for members in the back of the chamber but rejected an effort to ban smoking in offices.

The Democrats said Thursday they plan to seek a prohibition on smoking for all areas of the Capitol controlled by the House.

In 2011 many pointed out that the Capitol was the only state-owned building where you could still light up and question its effects on school children who tour the building and those with breathing problems.

Lawmakers who voted to continue allowing smoking in 2011said that a total smoking ban at the Capitol would be an intrusion on personal liberty.

One justification given for allowing lawmakers to smoke in their offices is that they and their staffers work long days and it would impose a hardship to make them go that long without smoking.

In November 2010 Jefferson City voters passed a smoking ban in the Capital City.

+ Mo. Gov. Nixon wins re-election over Spence
Through natural disasters and economic malaise, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has traveled the state offering aid in recovery and encouragement to businesses adding jobs by the dozens. Nixon’s message in his re-election bid: Missouri is “moving forward” under his leadership.
On Tuesday, voters gave Nixon another four years. The Democrat governor turned back a challenge from Republican businessman Dave Spence, who had described Missouri’s economy as lagging behind that of its neighbors and criticized Nixon as a career-politician lacking in substance.
Nixon’s victory made him the first Missouri governor to win re-election since Democrat Mel Carnahan in 1996.

Mo. Gov. Nixon wins re-election over Spence

Through natural disasters and economic malaise, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has traveled the state offering aid in recovery and encouragement to businesses adding jobs by the dozens. Nixon’s message in his re-election bid: Missouri is “moving forward” under his leadership.

On Tuesday, voters gave Nixon another four years. The Democrat governor turned back a challenge from Republican businessman Dave Spence, who had described Missouri’s economy as lagging behind that of its neighbors and criticized Nixon as a career-politician lacking in substance.

Nixon’s victory made him the first Missouri governor to win re-election since Democrat Mel Carnahan in 1996.

BREAKING: Claire McCaskill Wins Missouri Senate Race

Unfit

Is Todd Akin fit to serve in the Senate? Mitt Romney doesn’t think so. And three Missouri Senators — Roy Blunt, John Danforth, and Kit Bond — said Akin was “totally uncacceptable.”