More presidential candidates file for Mo. primary
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The list of candidates on Missouri’s Feb. 7 presidential primary ballots continues to grow.
Filing opened Oct. 25 and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former Sen. Rick Santorum, of Pennsylvania, both filed Monday, bringing the Republican field to 10. That’s despite the fact that the state Republican party has decided to choose delegates to its national convention through a caucus process that begins in March.
The Democratic ballot so far consists of President Barack Obama; Randall Terry, of Purgitsville, W.Va.; and Darcy Richardson, of Jacksonville, Fla.
Libertarian James Ogle, of Sacramento, Calif., is the only candidate so far in that party’s primary.