But most of his 104 Republican colleagues knew where he stood -- which might have played a role in the House's narrow decision to keep out the language and approve the Senate version unchanged. As a result, the MOSIRA bill goes directly to Gov. Jay Nixon's desk.
Tilley -- who now is running for lieutenant governor is 2012 -- has said for several years that he does support embryonic stem-cell research. He reaffirmed that view in an interview after Friday's vote.
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