The Republican elections director in St. Louis City will head to Kosovo this week to oversee the country's elections.
Scott Leiendecker leaves for the Balkan nation on Dec 8. He's part of a team from the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, which provides technical support to countries who might not be accustomed to holding democratic elections.
As reported by Public Policy Polling, current Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has an 8 point lead over likely election challenger Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder. The approval rating of the Governor is also up in relation to other U.S. Governors -- but not because of the support of his Democratic base.