Missouri 8th Congressional District candidate Jason Smith speaks to his campaign workers Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. A special election Tuesday in the 8th Congressional

 

              Missouri 8th Congressional District candidate Jason Smith speaks to his campaign workers Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. A special election Tuesday in the 8th Congressional
Missouri 8th Congressional District candidate Jason Smith speaks to his campaign workers Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. A special election Tuesday in the 8th Congressional District features Republican Smith, of Salem; Democratic state Rep. Steve Hodges, of East Prairie; and candidates from the Libertarian and Constitution parties. The winner will succeed Republican Jo Ann Emerson, who resigned in January to take a job as of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.(AP Photo/Southeast Missourian, Fred Lynch)