State Rep. Delus Johnson announced Monday morning that he will run for the Missouri Senate seat now held by Sen. Brad Lager, who reaches his term limit this year.

Mr. Johnson’s decision sets up a Republican primary contest in August with Dan Hegeman, a former Missouri state representative. Mr. Hegeman announced his intention to file for the Senate seat on Saturday.

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jdw64485

Either one will be good for the citizen of Buchanan and Andrew Counties. Both are good honest men with family values.

Ray Scherer

Mr. Hegeman does indeed still work for KCPL, as the community affairs manager for its North District.

falcon46

Does Mr. Hegeman still work for KCPL?

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