St. Louis Public Radio News
9:53 am
Mon October 7, 2002

Moriarty-Ebers Bids for Political Comeback

Sedailia, MO – Eight years after impeachment ousted her from office, Democrat Judi Moriarty-Ebers is making a political comeback bid, trying to win a seat in the Missouri House.

Moriarty-Ebers was the state's first female secretary of state, and the only statewide official ever to be ousted after impeachment.

She's running against Republican incumbent Todd Smith, who voted to impeach her. Smith says he has no plans to bring up the past.

Still, the race for the seat in west-central Missouri has generated little attention. There are few campaign signs around the candidates' hometown of Sedalia, and neither candidate had done much fund raising before this weekend.