Top Stories for Midterm Election 2018
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Ballot measure resultsAmendment 1 Missouri voters voted to clean up Missouri politics through new laws on lobbying on Nov. 6. The bill proposed to reshape the legislative districts during reapportionment, change limits for campaign contributions, limit acceptance of gifts by state legislators, prohibit political fundraising by candidates and their employees on state property, prohibit state legislators and their employees to engage in paid lobbying for two years after their last legislative session and make administrative records and proceedings open to the public.. ...
Incumbent Smith holds on to Missouri’s 8th Congressional DistrictRepublican incumbent Jason Smith will continue to represent Missouri’s 8th Congressional District in the U.S. House. With 370 of 462 precincts reported, about 80 percent of all votes, Smith appears to have taken the race with 126,096 of the votes. Democrat Kathy Ellis and Libertarian Jonathan Lee Shell ran against Smith in the race...
Kevin Windham wins the 85th DistrictAfter a year of hard campaigning, Southeast alum Kevin Windham has been elected to represent the 85th district in the Missouri House of Representatives. At 25, the Democrat is the youngest representative elected this year. “It is satisfying knowing the people of the 85th District have confidence in me, and now we’re hoping to get some good work done,” Windham said...
Missouri legalizes medical marijuana with Amendment 2Missouri Constitutional Amendment 2 dealing with the legalization of medical marijuana is projected to pass with a 62 percent yes vote with 65 percent of precincts reporting. The amendment legalizes marijuana for medical purposes, and taxes sales by 4 percent, with tax proceeds designated for funding veteran health care...
Democrat Nicole Galloway wins race for Missouri state AuditorDemocratic incumbent candidate Nicole Galloway has been re-elected as the Missouri state auditor in the 2018 midterm elections. Galloway is a certified public accountant and was previously the Boone County treasurer. She was appointed to office in 2015 by former Democratic Governor Jay Nixon following the death of Tom Schweich...
Missouri Senate raceMissouri Attorney General Josh Hawley won the U.S. Senate race against Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill, Nov. 6. This victory came on the heels of a midterm campaign tour of the Midwest with President Donald Trump supporting Republican candidates and urging supporters to vote red...
Two supreme court judges stand for retention in midterm electionsTwo state supreme court judges who are running unopposed hope to be retained for 12-year terms following midterm elections Nov. 6. Judges Mary Rhodes Russell and Wesley Brent Powell both have appointments that expire in December. Russell, a nonpartisan incumbent appointed in 2004 by Democratic Governor Bob Holden, was first retained for a full 12-year term in 2006. ...
D. 146 Lichtenegger (former) term expiredDonna Lichtenegger holds her two-month-old puppy, Max, as she makes her way through the room at the watch party sponsored by the Cape County Republicans, shaking hands and reminiscing on her years in office. Litchenegger’s term in the Missouri 146th District House of Representatives has expired. The seat is now being sought by Republican Barry Hovis...
Incumbent Kathy Swan returns as Missouri House of Representative District 147Republican incumbent Kathy Swan will remain as the Missouri state representative of District 147. Swan was opposed by Democratic candidate Renita Green in the Nov. 6 election. “We did a lot better than what Democrats have done in the past,” Green said. “Our numbers were good and we energized a whole new group of people.”...
2018 Ballot Breakdown
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Voices from the crowd; protesters at Trump MAGA Rally
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Trump Rally Coverage
- Trump’s election-eve visit met with student organized protests (11/5/18)
- MAGA rally begins with laundry list of Missouri politicians (11/5/18)
- Trump holding MAGA rally at Show Me Center night before election (10/30/18)
- Trump holds rally to support Josh Hawley and ask for votes in upcoming election (9/21/18)
- Trump schedules a new rally in Springfield, Missouri (9/18/18)
- Trump cancels MAGA rally due to Hurricane Florence (9/11/18)
- President Trump to hold MAGA rally at Show Me Center Sept. 13 (9/6/18)