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Missouri Democrats pick former state Rep. as state party chair


Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri Democrats have selected a former lawmaker from Springfield as their new state party chairman.

Craig Hosmer was elected Saturday at a meeting of the Democratic State Committee.

Hosmer, 49, was treasurer of Attorney General Jay Nixon's successful gubernatorial campaign.

He is an attorney who served for 12 years in the House before narrowly losing a state Senate race in 2002.

Hosmer replaces St. Louis attorney John Temporiti, who said he resigned as chairman to give his successor the opportunity to serve for a full election cycle.

Missouri Republicans are expected to select a new chairman when they meet in the new year.


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