Updated at 2:52 p.m.:
Republican Ann Wagner, who previously announced an exploratory committee for congress, made it official today.
Wagner will run in the Second Congressional District, making her announcement following Akin's official word earlier today.
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau has announced today she's not going to pursue a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2012, the St. Louis Beacon reports.
U.S. Senate hopeful Sarah Steelman has raised $200,000 for her campaign, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
According to the paper, Steelman raised the sum in about a month.
So where does that put Steelman among her fellow U.S. Senate candidates? The Post-Dispatch lists the candidates' fundraising progress as follows:
Reporting from KRCU's Jacob McCleland was used for this report.
Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson says that she is considering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2012.
Emerson has been a member of Congress since 1996. Her rural district encompasses all of Southeast Missouri and includes the towns of Cape Girardeau, West Plains, Farmington, and Rolla.
Emerson says that she is not going to rush into a decision.
Fresh on the heels of his failed bid for U.S. Congress, St. Louis Republican Ed Martin has announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate.
Martin made the announcement via YouTube video today.
UPDATE 3:25 p.m. Jan. 27, 2011:
As expected, Talent has announced that he will not run for Senate in 2012. He shared the news with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch today.
UPDATE 10:53 a.m. Jan. 26, 2011:
"There's nothing like being eulogized while you're still breathing," Sen. Kit Bond said Tuesday as he stepped to a podium in the U.S.
As reported by Jake Wagman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and POLITICO's David Catanese, Republican Sarah Steelman has officially announced her bid to challenge incumbent Claire McCaskill in 2012.
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