Updated 5:02 p.m. with statement from the Missouri Democratic Party.
Update: 3:22 p.m.: Mo. State Rep. Jason Kander, D-Kansas City has announced he will be a candidate for the position via an announcement on his website. Here's an excerpt:
A second Missouri Republican state lawmaker will be running for Mo. secretary of state.
Republican Sen. Scott Rupp announced his candidacy Monday, joining Republican Sen. Bill Stouffer in the race.
In a news release, Rupp cites his experiences on issues such as illegal immigration and Internet predators as qualifications for the position.
He also says he’s created the only oversight committee to root out fraud and abuse of taxpayer funds in the stimulus package.
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (D) is warning citizens to beware of several threats to those seeking to invest their savings.
Carnahan says one such threat is called affinity fraud, which is used to target church congregations, senior centers and social networking websites.
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