Nuclear Newt Not on MO Primary Ballot..So Who IS?

While waiting on my non-PC Ford Windstar to have it’s overdue lube done at Kempin Automotive, I passed the time reading the January 26th weekly edition of  ‘The Leader‘ (Imperial/Arnold issue).  Although I am trying to keep up with the latest political news, I missed this:   Newt Gingrich did not sign up for Missouri’s Presidential Primary on February  7th.

However, since the primary is non-binding, he can pick up delegates from voters who attend the Missouri GOP Caucus on  March 17th caucus.

In case you were wondering, Missouri does not allow write-ins at elections where candidates are nominated, as opposed to electing candidates (Wes Wagner, Jefferson County Clerk).  There will be a spot for ‘uncommitted‘ on the ballot which is the same as none of the above.
Interestingly enough, which will surely cause confusion for those who do vote in the Primary on the GOP ticket, former runners Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, John Huntsman and Rick Perry will be in the ballot because they missed the December 27th deadline to get a court order to remove their name.  Of course, some dropped out after that date.
So who will be on the Missouri Presidential Preference Primary ballot on February 7th?
  • Republican Party:   Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, Gary Johnson, Michael J. Meehan, Keith Drummond, as well as the aforementioned drop-outs Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, John Huntsman and Rick Perry
  • Libertarian Party*:  James Orland Ogle III
  • Constitution Party*:  None
  • Democrat Party**:  Incumbent Barack Obama, Randall Terry, Darcy G. Robinson and John Wolfe

Special Notes:

* According to blog.chron.com:   “Leaders for the Constitution and Libertarian parties said their presidential candidates are chosen through conventions.”

** The results from the Democratic primary, is binding and thus will count towards their delegates.  Also, the Democratic Party does not have a ‘winner-take-all’ Presidential Primary in Missouri (or any State, for that matter).

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