Jo Ann Emerson
A former U.S. representative for Missouri is recovering after being hospitalized for a brain hemorrhage while vacationing in Italy.
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.
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.
Kinder had formed an exploratory committee to consider challenging freshman congressman and fellow Republican Jason Smith for the state’s eight congressional seat.
“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.”
Democrats pick Mo. State Rep. Steve Hodges from East Prairie to run against Republican State Rep. Jason Smith in June.
Thirty-two-year-old speaker pro-tem of Missouri House defeats Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in committee vote.
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’s office says the resignation is likely to come on Tuesday.
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.