Missouri's lieutenant governor announced Tuesday he will not run for relection. Aidian Holder has the story from Jefferson City:
Joe Maxwell told a hastily called news conference that a medical condition of his wife, Sarah, prevented him from spending the time necessary for a re-election campaign.
But the central Missouri Democrat stressed he was not giving up on a future political career:
Maxwell said he would serve out the remainder of his term as Democrats scramble to find a replacement candidate.