GOP Picks 8th District Congressional Nominee

Jason Smith | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Jason Smith beat out a dozen rivals to become the Republican nominee for the 8th District congressional seat recently vacated by Jo Ann Emerson. He now will compete in the June 4 special election against an as-yet-unchosen Democratic rival.

Smith, 32, was chosen Saturday on the sixth round of balloting by the Republican committeepeople representing the various counties within the 8th, including part of Jefferson County.

Read more in the St. Louis Beacon and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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