The 9th Congressional District in northeast Missouri remains in Republican hands as Blaine Luetkemeyer wins a close contest over Democrat Judy Baker.
Luetkemeyer is pleased to have won this hard fought battle in a year in which many Republicans did not do well at the ballot box. He believes part of his victory has to do with his being a good fit for the district. He points out he is a conservative who is pro-life, supports the Second Amendment, wants lower taxes, and believes in smaller government.
Luetkemeyer will succeed Congressman Kenny Hulshof, who ran unsuccessfully for Governor. Luetkemeyer will have to learn what a Congressman does and how to do it. He’ll attend orientation in Washington, D.C. in a couple of weeks.