Will Steelman’s Missouri Congressional District Become the Next NY-23?, Update: Steelman on Obama’s ‘Business as Usual’

News broke Monday morning that Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) was dropping her Congressional Seat in Missouri’s 8th District.  Emerson’s late husband held the seat since 1981 until he passed away leaving her to succeed him in 1996.

According to area politicos, the Emersons were instrumental in turning the District from Democrat to Republican.  The 8th District of Missouri represents the southeast portion of the state and former U.S. Senate Candidate, Sarah Steelman lives there.

Naturally, Steelman’s name has been thrown into the ring of possible Republicans to be the party’s nominee in the upcoming special election.  Unfortunately, the structure is set up similarly to the process which caused an uprising of the people in New York’s 23rd District.  There won’t be a primary.  The area GOP leaders in Missouri’s 8th District will select who they believe should be the nominee just as the “leaders” in NY-23 selected Dede Scozzafava.

However, according to this article via the Secretary of State, it says something about “the committee” and mentions the alternative options for ones who might not be chosen by the powers that be. (Emphasis)

[I]n the Republican-leaning district, Emerson’s successor could essentially be decided by the GOP’s committee, which has about 100 members.

[N]o primaries will be held, meaning that 8th District committees from the state Republican and Democratic parties each will select a candidate to represent their party in the election. The Libertarian and Constitution parties could also nominate candidates, and independents and write-ins would have an opportunity to run, according to the secretary of state’s office.

As an advocate for Governor Palin, there’s nothing more I’d love to see than Sarah Steelman in the House of Representatives.  Ms. Steelman has a history of going against the grain of her party, ticking off its good old boys, and doing things that stand out like stopping payment on a check used to quiet a sexual harassment case involving a department head.  Her philosophy: it was the people’s money and the people deserved to see it play out before it was spent to cover it up.

In addition, she received the endorsements of Governor Palin and the Tea Party Express for her 2012 U.S. Senate run and we now know that due to last minute ads paid for by Claire McCaskill, Todd Akin became the party’s nominee and he lost giving us six more years of McCaskill.

The House is where we have no choice but to place all our hopes on (at least until 2014).  After the fiscal cliff debacle is over, we’ll need strong leadership and members of the House to prevent the others from going “wobbly” on us.  I believe that Steelman’s voice in the House of Representatives will help promote the idea of actually using the power Republicans have to defund a lot of Obama’s wasteful spending.

If the GOP “committee” selects one of their own after knowing Sarah Steelman won a big portion of the 8th District’s vote in the primary for U.S. Senate, the people can run a challenge against them as was done in NY-23 with Doug Hoffman.  Be ready to send a few D.C. politicos into fits if that were to happen.


(h/t Gary Jackson)

Listen To Sarah Steelman’s (via Kevin Scholla and SarahNet Radio) commentary on Obama’s "business-us-usual."

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  • LLDub

    Si’, bueno.

  • Reynolds88

    This could be a good time for the MO tea party renew itself.  With the GatewayPundit, Dana Loesch and other luminaries in that region, I would love to see some conservative 10 and 10 with the politics in that neighborhood.  It would be the best signal to DC and the country that we may be down (following Akin’s selfish tantrum) but it aint over yet.

    Go Sarah(s)! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-Jackson/1316589869 Gary Jackson

    I hope Steelman runs!

    If you haven’t been listening to her "Steel Resolve" engagements on "The Palin Update", they are a must.  The woman is the real deal.

    Steel Resolve with Sarah Steelman: Size Matters When it Comes to President Obama


  • Ceejay

    This would be a great start to have Steelman in the Senate!

    • Exgunman

      This reads as a house seat not senate…………………….

    • Steve_Flesher

      Yes she lost the Senate seat.  But I think this is even better considering the circumstance.

      Reason being that the Senate has a minority now for conservatives.  Steelman’s spine would be so much better put to use in the House where we actually have a majority and so many of them are ready to go weak.


  • Freempg

    I trust Akin is not on the short list.

    • bedr1

      Actually Akin was a good congressman, the establishment wanted him out, so the got partial birth abortion advocate McCaskill…how intelligent of them.

      Just a note no statewide GOP candidate in Missouri won except 1, all got about same percentage of vote as Akin.

      However State Legislature (GOP) now has a super majority veto proof

  • blueniner

    Maybe Sarah Palin could help her again along with an active Missouri Tea Party.

    • Exgunman

      Maybe Missouri would take Sarah’s GOOD ADVISE this time…………………………..

  • friskyness

    It’ll never happen…….the GOPe are brain dead…they don’t want an excellent representative like Steelman.

  • golfmom3

    Boehner says no.  Wonder if Missouri is listening?  

  • bedr1

    Emerson was fairly liberal, Steelman would be a conservative pickup

    • http://www.motivationtruth.com Adrienne Ross

      I’ve never heard anything about Emerson being liberal at all. I’ve heard nothing but good things about her–that she governed well and was much respected by conservatives.

  • lindaroof

    Who could the Dems possibly nominate that could beat Steelman?  I’m not sure there is anyone currently living in the District who the Democrats could pull out of moth balls. For the Republicans, they need to understand that no other pick comes close to having Steelman’s clout.  Sarah Palin won Missouri for John McCain in 2008 and Sarah Steelman would keep this seat in conservative hands for the forseeable future. 

  • John_Frank

    Steve, thanks for bringing this news to our attention.

    • senator20526

       This is Cape Gerardo area where Rush is from….

      • John_Frank

        Did not know that. Thank you.

  • Christopher H Fromme

    Having been involved in a special election in PA where the Republican was picked by 85 committee members I know the process.  The campaign starts now. you find out who are the 100 voting members and show them that Sarah Steelman is the best person to represent MO-8 for now and future elections.

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