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Missouri, the "show me" state, became the 24th state on Aug. 10, 1821, after being part of the Louisiana Purchase. The state capitol is Jefferson City.

The Republican Party had been gaining strength in Missouri in recent years Untill Claire McCaskill kicked the crap out of Senator Jim Talent in 2006.

Missouri has the longest stretch of supporting the winning presidential candidate than any other state, having chosen with the nation in every election since 1904 with the exception of Adlai Stevenson in 1956.

Harry S. Truman, a native son and Democrat, was elected U.S. senator in 1934. Truman won election to the vice-presidency in 1944, became president at the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, and was reelected president in 1948.

Elected to Congress in 1976, Richard Gephardt, has served as majority leader (1989–94) and minority leader (1995–(2000?)) of the House of Representatives; he contended unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2004.

In October 2000, Gov. Mel Carnahan, a Democrat, died in a plane crash while contesting the U.S. Senate seat held by a Republican, John Ashcroft. Carnahan's name remained on the ballot, and when he won posthumously, his widow, Jean Carnahan, was appointed to fill the Senate seat. Carnahan lost a tight race to Talent in a special senatorial election in November 2002.

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This page was last modified 19:01, 4 January 2011 by dKosopedia user Jbet777. Based on work by Chad Lupkes and dKosopedia user(s) Puckle74, Roger, WarrenCohen, Corncam, Allamakee Democrat, BartFraden, DakotaGypsy and Aaron Gillies. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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