Jo Ann Emerson http://kcur.org en Smith Chosen As GOP Candidate For Missouri 8th District http://kcur.org/post/smith-chosen-gop-candidate-missouri-8th-district <p>Jason Smith will be the Republican candidate to replace Jo Ann Emerson in southeastern Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District.<br><br>Smith spent the last two months campaigning to an electorate of 86 people - the voting members of the district’s Republican committee. Each party’s committee taps a candidate to run in this summer’s special election. On Saturday, the GOP selected Smith in Van Buren after six rounds of voting.<br><br>Jason Smith says he travelled ten thousand miles during the campaign, and that should help prepare him for the election.<br> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:27:21 +0000 Jacob McCleland 31779 at http://kcur.org U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson Retires From Congress http://kcur.org/post/us-rep-jo-ann-emerson-retires-congress <p>Missouri Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson will retire from the House of Representatives next February. Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:37:25 +0000 Jacob McCleland 28458 at http://kcur.org U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson Retires From Congress