Republicans hold commanding majorities in the Missouri General Assembly and have helped make this historic swing state Republican-leaning territory in presidential politics. Yet they seem beset by troubles that have all the makings of a made-for-TV drama and have left some wondering whether the turmoil will hamper the party’s effectiveness in the future. File photo
Republicans hold commanding majorities in the Missouri General Assembly and have helped make this historic swing state Republican-leaning territory in presidential politics. Yet they seem beset by troubles that have all the makings of a made-for-TV drama and have left some wondering whether the turmoil will hamper the party’s effectiveness in the future. File photo

Missouri Republican power has been shaken by scandal and tragedy

May 19, 2015 7:10 PM