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Source: St. Louis Post Dispatch
Missouri is no longer a coveted electoral bride.
For decades, presidential wannabes courted Missouri voters with face time and slick television ads. They fought like rival suitors of a beautiful woman, battling to lift the veil and place a ring around the state's electoral votes.
But this time around, Missouri is left standing alone as candidates focus on wooing the hearts of nine other states.
The status change was cemented earlier this month when President Barack Obama didn't include Missouri in his television ad buy targeting swing-state voters in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Mitt Romney has followed suit.