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.
Nearly a week after failing to agree on a congressional redistricting map, House and Senate negotiators unveiled a compromise which both chambers passed Wednesday night.
The “grand compromise map” resolves sticking points over how to divvy up Jefferson County among three congressional districts and St. Charles County among two.
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