Updated with comments from Costello's press conference and reaction from political figures.
A long-time political figure in the Metro East has announced he will not run for re-election.
A Republican state senator from suburban St. Louis has decided to remain in Jefferson City.
Jane Cunningham had been pondering entering an already-crowded GOP primary to fill the Congressional seat of Todd Akin, who wants to challenge Democrat Claire McCaskill in 2012.
But in a statement released today, Cunningham said she doesn't run for titles, and wants to hold a position where she can have the largest impact defending conservative values.
A State House committee’s plan to redraw Missouri’s congressional districts is drawing fire from both urban and rural residents and from both political parties.
The state is losing a seat in Congress based on the latest U.S. Census figures.
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