Blunt to Set Date for Election

1 decade 9 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, August 11 2007 Aug 11, 2007 Saturday, August 11, 2007 7:06:06 AM CDT August 11, 2007 in News
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CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A special election will be necessary to fill the seat to be vacated when a southeast Missouri lawmaker resigns after pleading guilty to federal charges. Republican State Representative Nathan Cooper of Cape Girardeau entered the plea Thursday to a scheme to obtain temporary worker visas for his clients. The 33-year-old lawmaker says he will resign from the House and surrender his law license. Governor Blunt will set the date for the special election, with local Democrats and Republicans choosing the candidates. Cooper was elected in 2004 in the largely Republican district that includes most of Cape Girardeau.

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