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In December 1968, US Senator Edward Long resigned as US Senator so that Lt. Governor Thomas Eagleton could be appointed to the US Senate to get a leg up on seniority. Eagleton resigned as Lt. Governor & Governor Warren Hearnes appointed Lt. Governor elect William Morris as Lt. Governor.

RSMo 115.365(6) states that when there is a vacancy in a statewide office, the nominating committee shall be the state committee of the party. The parties nominate their candidate for the special election ballot.

The governor appoints someone, but then must issue a writ of election for the seat.

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