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Thanks, but IntenseDebate functions are outside of Quincy Journal functions and operations. :) BG
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I'd take Biden any day over someone who says things so ridiculous that when satire sites like National Report does an article stating she was on Fox News saying that Mexicans need to get on the boat they came in on and go back home, it sounds 100% believable.
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I'm certainly open to being proven wrong on that point. More importantly: I just got my first IntenseDebate email notification of a reply to a comment. New feature? Or does it just come through when QuincyJournal replies to a comment. Because it's great. Makes it easier to follow debates.
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C'mon. People in these types of jobs move all of the time and their employers know their people are always going to be looking for the next rung up. Many universities give full disclosure of this process. It absolutely does not affect the quality of candidates. Sadly, it has always been the way business is done in Quincy. Kudos to John Wood for providing access to their candidates when they…
Expatriate - REBEL MEDIA: Everybody\'s doing it - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Absolutely. Imagine the number of highly qualified candidates who didn't want their current employers to know they were looking for a new opportunity. This is stupid. Don't worry Louisiana: next time you need to hire a president for LSU, you'll get a fraction of the the resumes. All from unemployed folks and internals. Because the President of some other school doesn't need you…

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Jason Smith gets Missouri 8th District GOP nod for Congress

1 year, 11 months ago by Bob Gough

The Eighth Congressional District includes Cape Girardeau and leans heavily Republican

VAN BUREN — State Rep. Jason Smith won the GOP nomination for the Eight Congressional Districton Saturday, when local Republicans held a nominating meeting to select their candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson.

During a committee meeting, 86 voting members narrowed the field of 10 candidates down to Smith in six rounds of voting. Smith, a Salem Republican who serves as Speaker Pro Tem in the Missouri House, led in votes throughout the morning.

“This is a lot for a country boy from Dent County,” Smith said after taking the stage for the first time as the nominee. Holding back tears, Smith said he would fight to win the seat in the upcoming special election because he wants all of the members “to be proud of who your congressman is.”

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and former State Sen. Jason Crowell made it to the final round with Smith, but neither gained more than 20 votes throughout the process. Lloyd Smith, former executive director of the Missouri Republican Party, withdrew his name after the fifth ballot.

The unique nature of the process allowed Smith and the other candidates to meet individually with voters ahead of the nominating meeting. Smith said he put more than 10,000 miles on his car traveling throughout the district, and was able to speak individually with members throughout the process.

During his remarks, Smith fought back tears when lauding the other candidates in the race.

“They all represented themselves with class. I couldn’t have been with a better group of people,” he said.

The Eight Congressional District leans heavily Republican, which could make Smith’s selection tantamount to election.Democrats will soon select a candidate for the June 4 special election.

Emerson resigned earlier this year to serve as CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.


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