Dick Gephardt Tom Schlafly Commentary: Emerson's House Resignation 'Disappointing' By Tom Schlafly • Dec 13, 2012 (Office of Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson) Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson’s decision to resign from the House of Representatives is disappointing for two reasons. Movement to dump Mo. presidential primary and restore caucuses By Marshall Griffin • Sep 14, 2011 (Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio) The Missouri Senate has delayed debate on a bill that would move the state’s presidential primary from February to March. The holdup involves a pending amendment that would scrap the primary altogether and return Missouri to its former status as a caucus state.