There is just so many things wrong with this. Why was she even on the ballot and taking contributions for re election, when this new venture was in the works anyway? They didn't just all of a sudden spring that job on her.
Don't blame anyone for doing better for themselves, but Ms. Emerson, shame on you for misleading your constituents.
You could see that one coming a mile away. She’s been their lapdog for years.
The only reason Ms. Emerson is in the House to begin with is because her husband (who held the seat for years) died from cancer while in office back in 1996. I’m amazed that one of their children isn’t running for the seat.
I’m a native of the Bootheel, and while I was never particularly impressed with the Emersons, they were an improvement over the Dim (Bill Burlison) who held that seat previously. Better yet, if the GOP plays its cards correctly, we could get Sarah Steelman as a replacement. Sarah should have been the Senate nominee last year; instead, Missourians are stuck with Claire McCaskill for at least six more years.
I just knew there was a reason why I kept my STEELMAN sign!
Good riddance to less than stellar conservative in a safe seat.
But the ninny should have retired instead of running again. She should pay for special election with her new salary and be flogged if anything of import fails to pass by 1 vote while the seat is vacant.