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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:49 AM

Dems to select 8th Congressional District nominee in February

JEFFERSON CITY — The 8th Congressional District Democratic Committee will meet Saturday, Feb. 16 to select a nominee the represent the Democratic Party in the June 4 special election set by Gov. Jay Nixon to replace the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson who resigned Jan. 22.

The meeting’s location and time have yet to be determined.

Committee members receive one vote for each office they hold and must be present in person to vote. A majority vote of those present is required to win the nomination.

If no candidate receives a majority vote after the first round of voting, the one with the lowest number of votes will be dropped out and a vote among the remaining candidates will be held. Voting in this manner will continue until one candidate receives a majority of the votes present at the meeting.


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