A screen capture of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's 2012 campaign website, ClaireMcCaskill.com. The domain name of the site was purchased from a Columbia, Mo. graphic designer. (Screen Capture of ClaireMcCaskill.com)
The party made the announcement Sunday night at an event marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan. The Illinois GOP says the straw poll will be Nov. 5 and measure the support of Republican presidential hopefuls.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon smiles as he delivers the annual State of the State address in the House of Represenatives chambers in the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 20, 2010.
Looks like Governor Nixon is comfortable in the top spot in Jefferson City - he's confirmed that he'll seek re-election in 2012.
Though Nixon confirmed his intentions with a "Yea" to the Associated Press today, his campaign says he's already raised about $1 million since the Nov. 2 elections, and Nixon said he's "committed" to running, he could still follow the precedent of former Republican Gov. Matt Blunt.
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.