Filing Extended for Governor Race
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missourians interested in running for governor have a few more days to enter the race.
The filing period for Missouri's August primaries ended at 5 p.m. Tuesday for most offices.
But officials extended it to 5 p.m. Friday for governor, three state House seats and two state Senate seats -- one each from Kansas City and St. Louis. Officials took that step after some candidates withdrew close to the deadline.
Numerous candidates filed on Tuesday, but there were no major changes for the year's top two races - U.S. Senate and Missouri governor.
In all, more than 570 people have filed for U.S. House and Senate, the Legislature, circuit judgeships and five statewide offices, including governor. It's the third highest number of candidates in the past 18 years.