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Missouri Judge Rules in Favor of Missouri Governor's Appointment

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A Missouri judge says the Missouri Democratic Party and a man named Darrell Cope do not have the authority to sue over Missouri Governor Mike Parson's selection of Mike Kehoe as his lieutenant governor.

The judge said the parties are private parties and under Missouri law, they do not have the authority to seek the removal of a public official through litigation.

The court ruled that the Lieutenant Governor was a holds the office in a de facto manner and therefore "holds office by some color of right and title". 

Parson and Kehoe, who are both Republicans, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Missouri Democratic Party did not immediately respond to questions about whether it plans to appeal.

Kehoe was selected as Gov. Parson's lieutenant last month.


 

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