Missouri’s Would-be Backup Governors Battle It Out

Missouri’s would-be backup governors battle it out

JEFFERSON CITY • While much of the election conversation in Missouri has centered on the close, contentious race for the state’s next governor, former Democratic Congressman Russ Carnahan and Republican state Sen. Mike Parson have been making their cases to be the next in line.
The office of lieutenant governor may not be the most powerful position in state government, but its holder does assume office if a governor is unable to serve. The job can also be a political springboard — current Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is a three-term incumbent who made a bid for governor, unsuccessfully, rather than run …

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