"'If there's one present you all could give me here in the state this year, it'd be a speaker of the House,' Gov. Jay Nixon declared at Truman Days, the annual gala of the Jackson County Democratic Party." From Prime BuzzWith nearly a third of the state House races having open seats in 2010 (and the entire House up for election), this may be within the grasp of the Democrats. The Democrats only need eight seats to get the majority, but in 2008 (a very good year for the Democrats) they actually lost seats in the Missouri House.
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