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Top Of The Morning News: Monday, August 6, 2012

Voting starts tomorrow morning in the primaries in Kansas and Missouri. One of the races drawing people in will be the Republican primary for the Secretary of State’s office. It’s a daily digest of news from KCUR.

Republican Race For Missouri Secretary Of State Heats Up

Robin Carnahan’s decision to not seek a third term as Missouri Secretary of State has opened the door for seven hopefuls from four different political parties.   The contest had been relatively quiet until about two weeks ago, when the three Republican contenders began airing TV ads and stepping up their campaign appearances.   Find out more about the candidates here.

25 Percent Of Voters Expected To Cast Ballots In Missouri

Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says voter turnout should be around 25 percent for next Tuesday’s party primaries. That’s slightly higher than the 23 percent turnout two years ago.

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