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JEFFERSON CITY — Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
Limbaugh, a native of Cape Girardeau, was honored Monday during a ceremony at the Missouri Capitol that was open to the media but not the general public.
As a member of the Hall of Famous Missourians, Limbaugh will have a bronze bust displayed in the Capitol alongside the likes of President Harry Truman, Mark Twain, Walt Disney, George Washington Carver and Stan Musial.
Republican Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley selected Limbaugh for the honor but kept the timing of the ceremony secret until shortly before it was to start. Tilley has been trying to avoid a public spectacle for the event after Limbaugh's selection was criticized by Democrats, some women's groups and other political opponents.