Former Missouri House member Judy Baker has entered the Democratic race for lieutenant governor.
Baker, of Columbia, announced her candidacy Thursday while pledging to champion initiatives for seniors and veterans.
Baker served in the state House from 2005 to 2009 and lost a 2008 bid for Congress to Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer. She recently resigned from President Barack Obama's administration as a regional director of the Department of Health and Human Services.
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Missouri gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence touts on his website that he "earned a degree in Economics" from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
What his website doesn't say is that the degree was in home economics.
Spence told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a story published online Tuesday that his grades weren't good enough for the business school, so he chose a different academic path that allowed him to graduate on time. He acknowledged that the description of his degree on the campaign's website may be misleading.