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Tue February 28, 2012
Mo. senators face uncertain filing date
The Missouri Supreme Court threw out the Senate redistricting map, leaving Senators questioning whether to file early or not.
By Becky May (Jefferson City, Mo.)
Candidate filing dates for federal, state and county offices officially start Tuesday despite two efforts to postpone the Senate filing date.
One Republican Senator proposed a month long delay for Senate candidates to file.
However, Republican floor leader, Tom Dempsey says the process for this bill requires more time than they had.
"It's not possible with the House being out of session, the speaker can't sign the bill so it's really moot," Dempsey said.
In a final attempt to push back the opening date by 15 days a lawsuit was filed to the Cole County Circuit Court.
The Circuit Court judge, Dan Green denied the request.