The usually civil Missouri Senate resorts to verbal jabs over the election of judges Thursday.
|Description: "The Senator from Lawrence is about to embark on the most partisian thing you can do, running for a partisan judgeship."|
Those were Republican Senator Rob Schaaf's words to Republican Senator Jack Goodman, who is running for Circut Court Judge.
The Senate was debating a possible constituional amendment that would modify the nonpartisan commission which nominates state judges.
Democratic Senator Joseph Keaveny of Saint Louis City had some critical words for Schaaf as well.
|Description: "Don't you see a contradiction there? Where you want to model the state of Missouri after the federal government? I don't think I've heard a decent word out of your mouth about the federal government."|
After nearly 5 hours of debate, the Senate approved the resolution.
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Mary McGuire.