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Tue Feb 7, 2012, 03:55 AM

Expensive Missouri primary won't mean much

It appears the GOP is sometimes a bit fast & loose with the use of tax payer money, that however should come as no big surprise.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The political maxim "every vote counts" may ring pretty hollow in Missouri on Tuesday.
A series of political squabbles has rendered the state's Republican vote merely symbolic, turning the $7 million primary into a glorified public opinion poll that will play little to no role in determining the party's nominee.
Instead, the GOP plans to use state caucuses in March to begin the process of awarding Missouri's 52 presidential delegates. Tuesday's primary will still be used to award delegates for the Democratic nomination, which will undoubtedly go to President Barack Obama.

Newt Gingrich isn't on the ballot because he didn't pay the $1,000 filing fee, explaining later that it didn't count for delegates.

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Expensive-Missouri-primary-wont-mean-much-138833704.html

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Feb 7, 2012, 04:28 AM

1. Here's a link to another DU OP regarding the issue


Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101445795

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The GOP will get tons of free air-time on Tuesday when all the reporters/talking heads are yacking about Missouri and who's gonna win, who's losing, etc.


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