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In uncertain times for the Missouri Senate, the Republicans elect conservative leader

November 9, 2000
By: Laetitia Thompson
State Capital Bureau

As Missouri's Governor-Elect Bob Holden gave a speech on the need for bipartianship in the Missouri legislature, Republicans chose one of their most outspoken senators to lead their charge to take control of the Senate.

Laetitia Thompson has more from Jefferson City.

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Cape Giradeau Senator Peter Kinder is not a middle of the road kind of guy.

He's one of the most conservative members of the Missouri Senate.

St. Louis Senator Betty Sims says Kinder's leadership is a definite message.

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OutCue: "democrat party."
Contents: This is not to say were out and shooting our guns. That is not what we'll do and that message is very clear. We are here, but we are not backing off either, we are here we are the elected leadership of the party and we want to work with the elected leadership of the Democratic party.

Senate Democrats are expected to elect their leadership next week.

From the state capitol, I'm Laetitia Thompson.


The Missouri Senate is in a dead tie following Tuesdays election. But it might not stay that way.

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Three senators will have to give up their seats to take other political positions and that could give Republicans at least temporary control.

The Republicans have elected Cape Giradeau Senator Peter Kinder to lead their charge to take control for the first time in 53 years.

But Kinder says he wants to wait until the Democrats elect their leadership before making any decisions.

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FILL:We can't really commence that discussion until we get their leaders' names. The ball is in their court now. They know who they're doing business with.

Democrats are expected to elect their leadership next week.

From the state capitol, I'm Laetitia Thompson.


The Missouri Senate is tied...but the Republicans could take control for the first time in 53 years.

Laetitia Thompson has more from Jefferson City.

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Three senators will soon leave because they won other political positions on Tuesday.

The timing of their departure could give the Republicans at least temporary control of the chamber.

Now one of the most conservative and outspoken Republicans has seized control of his party leadership.

Cape Giradeau Senator Peter Kinder says he will probably try to also take control of the entire Senate...but is willing to compromise.

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OutCue: "incoming administration."
Contents: kinder says he is going to be proceeding confidently but also in a manner of sincere cooperation with the opposing party and the governor elect's incoming administration.

Senate Democrats are expected to elect their leadership next week.

From the state capitol, I'm Laetitia Thompson.


Missouri's Republican senators elected new leadership with the hope of possibly taking control of a tied senate chamber.

Laetitia Thompson has more from Jefferson City.

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It took more than four hours for the Republican senators to chose who will lead their charge.

During a break, St. Louis Senator Anita Yeckel joked they're a bit rusty because its been 53 years since the Republicans controlled the Senate.

But in the end, conservative Cape Giradeau Senator Peter Kinder came out on top... but he admits he's in unfamiliar territory too.

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Contents: kinder says we face a unique situation in the recent history of our state, none of us was around the last time this happened, at least not anywhere near this building.

Senate Democrats are expected to elect their leadership next week.

From Jefferson City, I'm Laetitia Thompson