Missouri Secretary Of State Race Picks Up Steam

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s contest for secretary of tate is picking up.

Two colleagues from the Missouri House Democrat Jason Kander and Republican Shane Schoeller are competing to take over after incumbent Secretary of State Robin Carnahan opted not to seek a third term.

Kander has charged that Schoeller ran afoul of state ethics laws because his wife operated a state driver’s license office in Nixa during part of the Republican’s tenure in Jefferson City. Schoeller’s campaign maintains there was neither wrongdoing nor a conflict. It says the office was run efficiently and well.