Missouri candidate filing for 2016 elections begins
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri candidates are officially filing to run for governor, U.S. Senate and other elected positions.
Candidate filing launched Tuesday morning at the secretary of state's office in Jefferson City. Candidates started lining up more than an hour before filing began at 8 a.m.
Those who arrive Tuesday will draw numbers to determine the order of ballot placement on the August primary ballots.
Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt is expected to file for re-election and face a challenge from Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander.
At least four Republicans and one Democrat have said they will run to replace term-limited Gov. Jay Nixon.
The ballot also will include other statewide offices, federal and state legislative seats and some judgeships.
Filing ends March 29.