The deadline for candidates to file to run for any of the state or federal offices up for grabs this year has come and gone. Spence Jackson with the Secretary of State’s Office says that by closing time at 5 o’clock, Tuesday afternoon, 555 people had filed to run for the various positions. Five executive offices – Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and State Treasurer – are being contested. In addition, candidates are running for a U.S. Senate seat, all nine Congressional seats, 17 State Senate seats, and all 163 seats in the Missouri House.
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