Jo Ann Emerson

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Former Missouri Congresswoman Hospitalized in Italy

A former U.S. representative for Missouri is recovering after being hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage while vacationing in Italy.


File photo of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO). (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Mark Reardon: Senator Roy Blunt On Bowe Bergdahl’s Release

Is newly released Afghan hostage Bowe Bergdahl a hero or a deserter? Did Obama make a deal with terrorists that will hurt American soldiers in the long run? Missouri Senator Roy Blunt joins us to talk about that.


U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Mark Reardon: Former Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson In Studio

Former Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson is now the CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. She joins us in studio to discuss the latest on electronic cooperatives and her take on ObamaCare.


Mo. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder greeting seniors in St. Louis County

Kinder Decides Against 2014 Congressional Run

Kinder had formed an exploratory committee to consider challenging freshman congressman and fellow Republican Jason Smith for the state’s eight congressional seat.


Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder (KMOX file photo)

Lt. Gov. Kinder Takes First Steps in Congressional Run

“Our country is in deep trouble,” Kinder told The Southeast Missourian. “We’re going to have to send our most proven candidates to fight in Washington.”


Missouri State Representative Steve Hodges (D-East Prairie)

Hodges to Face Smith in 8th Cong. District

Democrats pick Mo. State Rep. Steve Hodges from East Prairie to run against Republican State Rep. Jason Smith in June.


Missouri State Representative Jason Smith (R-Salem)

G.O.P. Picks Smith For Congress In The 8th

Thirty-two-year-old speaker pro-tem of Missouri House defeats Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in committee vote.



Votes Unequal in Missouri Congressional Race

Most of the voters in the eighth district won’t get to cast ballots to decide who replaced Jo Ann Emerson. Some will get to vote twice.


Emerson Expected to Resign from Congress Next Week

Emerson’s office says the resignation is likely to come on Tuesday.


Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (C) delivers the State of the State address while Missour Lt. Governor Peter Kinder (R) and House Speaker Steve Tilley listen at the State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 17, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. Panel to Consider Bill For Filling Vacancies

The proposal would allow the governor to appoint an officeholder until an election could be held. The appointee would be then be barred from running.



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