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Politically Speaking: 2018 is finally over. Here are our biggest political stories of the year

Supporters listen as U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill delivers a speech after conceding to Attorney General Josh Hawley.
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Supporters listen as U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill delivers a speech after conceding to Attorney General Josh Hawley.

With a revolutionary year in Missouri politics winding down, St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum, Jo Mannies and Rachel Lippmann decided to reflect on what happened and why it matters.

And what better way to do that than a list of the five biggest stories of 2018?

You’ll have to listen to the final Politically Speaking to find out which event topped our list. But it’s fair to assume that the startling descent of Eric Greitens and the Missouri U.S. Senate contest made the cut.

Other developments that were contenders included the repeal of right to work, which bars unions and employers from requiring workers to pay dues as a condition of employment. And big political developments out of St. Louis County also caught the Politically Speaking team’s attention.

Follow Jason Rosenbaum on Twitter: @jrosenbaum

Follow Jo Mannies on Twitter: @jmannies

Follow Rachel Lippmann on Twitter: @rlippmann

Music: “Real People” by American Wrestlers

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