The top of the ballot features the U.S. Senate race.
“It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be nasty, it’s going to be ugly, everything that people don’t like about politics, this race is going to embody that.”
“For the first time in the state of Missouri we have a head to head match up with Mitt Romney.”
The Secretary of State’s office said the primary will cost Missouri taxpayers $7 million for what will be a non-binding vote on the Republican side.
Obama filed to run in the Missouri primary this week. Eight Republican candidates also have filed for Missouri’s primary so far.
Missouri taxpayers will pay several million dollars to hold a presidential primary next year, but the outcome is not going to make much difference in picking the president.