Romney, McCaskill, Nixon win in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won Missouri's 10 electoral votes Tuesday, election results showed.

Former Mamtek CEO in custody in Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Bruce Cole, former chief executive officer of artificial sweeter firm Mamtek U.S., was back in Missouri to face charges of theft and fraud, authorities said.

Mo. lawmakers override birth control veto

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The Missouri Legislature has overridden Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a law allowing employers to deny coverage of birth control on religious grounds.
GOP: Akin wins in Mo., Hoekstra in Mich.

GOP: Akin wins in Mo., Hoekstra in Mich.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin was declared the Republican U.S. Senate primary winner in Missouri Tuesday and will face incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in November.

Missouri governor plans more budget cuts

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said the state's government was poised for another round of budget cuts that would enable him to hold the line on taxes.

National Guard searches for missing baby

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The Missouri National Guard joined the Kansas City, Mo., police Sunday to search for a baby girl who has been missing for nearly two weeks.
Lawmakers vote to repeal Mo. Facebook law

Lawmakers vote to repeal Mo. Facebook law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Missouri lawmakers have passed a measure repealing a law that banned most private communications between teachers and students on social media sites.

Mo. lieutenant gov admits foolishness

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says he was young and "foolish" when he became fascinated by an exotic dancer at a strip club in Sauget, Ill.
Obama tours tornado scene, meets victims

Obama tours tornado scene, meets victims

JOPLIN, Mo., May 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama toured hard-hit Joplin, Mo., Sunday and viewed the tornado's devastation calling it "a national tragedy."
Mo. tries to locate missing in Joplin

Mo. tries to locate missing in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo., May 26 (UPI) -- Missing persons reports have been filed for 232 people following the devastating tornado in Joplin, Mo., state officials said Thursday.
Puppy mill law overturns voter initiative

Puppy mill law overturns voter initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 28 (UPI) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a compromise bill into law overturning a voter initiative to limit the state's rampant problem with puppy mills.
Groups vow to support anti-puppy mill law

Groups vow to support anti-puppy mill law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 14 (UPI) -- Animal-rights groups vowed to take a voter-approved anti-puppy mill law back to the voters if Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon doesn't veto a bill repealing the measure.
Child rapist-killer executed in Missouri

Child rapist-killer executed in Missouri

BONNE TERRE, Mo., Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Martin Link, convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing an 11-year-old girl, was executed Wednesday at Bonne Terre Correctional Center in Missouri.
No clemency for Mo. murderer of girl, 11

No clemency for Mo. murderer of girl, 11

JACKSON, Mo., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Gov. Jay Nixon has denied clemency for a man scheduled for execution in Missouri for the 1991 murder of an 11-year-old girl.

Governor allegedly intended stab target

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A student who allegedly stabbed a college dean in Kansas City had actually wanted to stab Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and thought he had done so, investigators say.
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Jay Nixon
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon works with the new hands-on E-sponder electronic mapping device during a tour of the St. Louis City Emergency Management Agency in St. Louis on July 12, 2009. The emergency office has been opened and manned 24 hours a day due to the 2009 Major League Baseball All Star Game to be played at Busch Stadium on July 14. U.S. President Obama is expected to attend. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Jefferson City, Missouri

Jeremiah Wilson "Jay" Nixon (born February 13, 1956) is the 55th and current Governor of the U.S. state of Missouri. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as Missouri's Attorney General before his election in 2008. Nixon holds both an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia.

He made his first bid for statewide office in 1988, an unsuccessful effort to oust incumbent U.S. Senator John Danforth. Nixon was defeated by Danforth, winning 32% of the vote compared to Danforth's 68%. Nixon was first elected as Missouri's Attorney General on November 3, 1992, on a platform of fighting crime, cleaning up government corruption, and protecting consumers and the environment. Nixon followed William L. Webster as Attorney General. The 1992 race for Attorney General between Nixon and former State House Minority Leader David Steelman was especially heated; however Nixon beat Steelman 51% to 45%, with an unusually high 4% of the votes going to the Libertarian Party candidate.

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