Primary Election Return Highlights
Kyle Yarber gets the Democrats nomination to run against incumbent Sam Graves in Missouri’s sixth district…
Marion County voters approve the library tax proposal with 61 percent voting in favor.
Darrell McCoy wins the Democrat primary to run for Marion County Coroner with 60 percent of the vote over Dot Lake.
Lewis County voters reject the Fence Law proposal with 72 percent of votes against… But Operations and Road Tax questions passed…
Congressman Todd Akin wins a tough Republican primary for the right to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in November. Akin topped businessman John Brunner and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman. All three leading candidates portrayed themselves as the top conservative choice. McCaskill was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
David Spence gets the Republican nomination to run against Jay Nixon in the Missouri Governor’s race..
Susan Montee defeats a crowded field in Missouri's Democratic primary for lieutenant governor. Several Republicans were battling in a contentious primary that included the incumbent and primary winner-- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder.
Missouri voters overwhelminly endorsed a state constitutional amendment that permits public prayer and allow students to avoid assignments which violate their religious beliefs. The statewide ballot measure on prayer followed similar debates by Missouri lawmakers in recent years. The current measure easily cleared the state House and the Senate last year.