filing period http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Candidates line up on 1st filing day for Aug. primary http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/candidates-line-1st-filing-day-aug-primary <p>Candidates for the U.S. Senate, Congress,&nbsp;<a href="http://moga.mo.gov/">Missouri General Assembly</a>, Governor &nbsp;and other statewide offices can now file to run.</p><p>Hundreds flocked to Jefferson City today and lined up outside the doors of the&nbsp;<a href="http://sos.mo.gov/">Secretary of State&rsquo;s office </a>to file their paperwork. Among those filing on the first day was Republican<a href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Peter Kinder</a>, who&rsquo;s seeking a third term as Lt. Governor.&nbsp; Kinder had originally planned to challenge incumbent Democrat<a href="http://gov.mo.gov/"> Jay Nixon </a>for Governor, but changed his mind last fall. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:43:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3168 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Candidates line up on 1st filing day for Aug. primary Filing period bill fails after passing Mo. House http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/filing-period-bill-fails-after-passing-mo-house <p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=1443190">Legislation that would have moved back </a>Missouri&rsquo;s filing period for the August 7th&nbsp;primaries has been withdrawn from consideration by the<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/"> State Senate</a>.</p><p>Instead of debating the bill itself, some St. Louis-area Senators began criticizing the citizens&rsquo; commission that drew up <a href="http://oa.mo.gov/bp/redistricting/senatemap/">the latest State Senate district map</a>.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem01.htm">&nbsp;Jim Lembke </a>(R, Lemay)&nbsp;and <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem07.htm">Jane Cunningham </a>(R, Chesterfield)&nbsp;both had harsh words for the proposed map, which&nbsp;would move&nbsp;Cunningham&rsquo;s 7th&nbsp;District to the Kansas City area. Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:59:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3139 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Filing period bill fails after passing Mo. House Mo. House leader may push for 2-week candidate filing period http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-leader-may-push-2-week-candidate-filing-period <p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=1443190">Legislation</a> that would move the candidate filing period for the August primary back by one month is now moving through the <a href="http://house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a>.</p><p>On Monday&nbsp;it passed the House Elections Committee and it&nbsp;next goes to the Rules Committee.&nbsp; However, <a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=89&amp;year=2012">House Majority Floor Leader Tim Jones</a> (R, Eureka)&nbsp;seems to favor an alternate approach:&nbsp;&nbsp;Having a&nbsp;two-week filing period that would begin sometime&nbsp;in mid-March and end on March 27<sup>th</sup> as currently scheduled. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 01:08:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3104 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House leader may push for 2-week candidate filing period State Senate approves delay in Mo. filing period http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/state-senate-approves-delay-mo-filing-period <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has unanimously passed legislation to move the filing period for the state&rsquo;s party primaries back by one month.</p><p>The bill is moving rapidly because the filing period is currently set to begin February 28<sup>th</sup> and end March 27th, and because&nbsp;of the lack of new State House and Senate district maps.&nbsp; The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=27">Missouri Supreme Court </a>tossed out the Senate map, which now has&nbsp;to be redrawn, and a legal challenge to the new House map is also&nbsp;being appealed to the High Court.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/members/mem25.htm">Senate President Pro-tem Rob Mayer&nbsp;</a>(R, Dexter)&nbsp;says those facts alone make it necessary to push back the filing period. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 18:07:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3083 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org State Senate approves delay in Mo. filing period Filing period bill moves forward in Mo. Senate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/filing-period-bill-moves-forward-mo-senate <p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> has given first-round approval to legislation that would push back the filing period for the state&rsquo;s August primaries by one month.</p><p>The bill&rsquo;s backers say the filing period needs to be moved forward to March 27<sup>th</sup> through April 24th, due to legal uncertainty over the State House and Senate district maps.&nbsp; Currently, the filing period begins February 28<sup>th</sup> and ends March 27th for all state and federal races this year. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 02:16:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3081 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Filing period bill moves forward in Mo. Senate Bill to move candidate filing period awaiting Mo. Senate action http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bill-move-candidate-filing-period-awaiting-mo-senate-action <p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/12info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=1443190">Legislation</a> is awaiting action in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate </a>that would change the filing period for candidates planning to run in the state&rsquo;s Democratic and Republican primaries in August.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 03:02:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3066 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Bill to move candidate filing period awaiting Mo. Senate action