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Twenty-seven candidates have filed with the Secretary of State to be on the ballot for the February 5, 2008 Missouri presidential primary. The list of candidates includes nine Democrats, six Libertarians and twelve republicans.

The Democratic Party candidates are (in ballot order)[name, address, first day of filing lottery number, date of filing]:

Hillary Clinton 4420 North Fairfax Dr. Arlington VA 22203 11 10/23/2007

Barack Obama 233 N. Michigan Ave., 11th Flo Chicago IL 60601 18 10/23/2007

John Edwards 410 Market St., Ste. 400 Chapel Hill NC 27516 10/24/2007

Ralph Spelbring 236 Bank Street Elkhart IN 46516 11/13/2007

Dennis J. Kucinich P. O. Box 110180 Cleveland OH 44111 11/16/2007

Bill Richardson 111 Lomas Blvd. NW, Ste. 200 Albuquerque NM 87102 11/16/2007

Joe Biden P. O. Box 438 Wilmington DE 19899 11/19/2007

Christopher J. Dodd P. O. Box 51882 Washington DC 20091 11/19/2007

Mike Gravel 1916 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 202 Arlington VA 22201 11/20/2007

In 1992 Ralph Spelbring received 537 votes (0.34%) in the Kansas presidential primary. In 2006 he received 10,324 votes (30.50%) in the Indiana 6th Congressional District Democratic primary. He does write letters to the editor.

The Libertarian candidates (in ballot order):

Wayne A. Root

Daniel Imperato

George Phillies

Michael P. Jingozian

Steve Kubby

Dave Hollist

The republican candidates (in ballot order):

Ron Paul

Fred Thompson

Mitt Romney

Rudy Giuliani

John McCain

Mike Huckabee

Virgil L. R. Wiles [from Missouri!]

Tom Tancredo

Duncan Hunter

Hugh Cort

Alan Keyes

Daniel Gilbert

I have a sneaking suspicion that Ron Paul will do fairly well in Missouri. Old time political conventional wisdom says that being at the top of the ballot translates into a few more votes.