No High-Profilers Seek to Run Against Schweich
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich will be running for re-election without any Democratic or Republican opposition.
Missouri’s candidate filing period ended Tuesday afternoon with Libertarian Sean O’Toole and Constitution Party candidate Rodney Farthing as Schweich’s only challengers.
The Republican auditor is seeking his second four-year term. Schweich’s campaign team said this marks the first time since at least 1878 that Democrats have failed to field a candidate for a statewide office in Missouri.
A total of 429 candidates filed for federal and state offices. That’s the lowest number in at least a couple of decades.
Missouri’s 2014 ballot will include races for half the state Senate and all of Missouri’s U.S. and state House seats. There is no election for U.S. Senate, governor or most other statewide executive offices.
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