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Missouri Supreme Court rules on lieutenant governor appointment

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The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Mike Kehoe can stay on as the state's lieutenant governor.

The court rejected a Democrat-led attempt to block Gov. Mike Parson's June 2018 appointment of Kehoe. Parson previously was lieutenant governor before the resignation of former Gov. Eric Greitens last year.

In a lawsuit, the Missouri Democratic Party sought to force an election for the lieutenant governor position.

A debate centered around whether the governor has the authority to appoint a lieutenant governor.

Read more from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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