Several Missouri races have already been resolved this election night–Senator Claire McCaskill will keep her Senate seat; Governor Jay Nixon will become the first two-term Governor in Missouri since Mel Carnahahn; and in the Attorney General’s race, Chris Koster has been declared the winner over Republican Ed Martin.
Incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has won her Senate seat, and given her victory speech. She especially acknowledged her mother, who died last week, saying it was her influence that helped her.
The Governor’s race is heating up, with Governor Nixon ahead by 51 percent, to Dave Spence’s 45 percent. Over 2-thousand precincts–out of 3387–have reported in.
The pace is picking up this election night of 2012, in the Show-Me State, with incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill and Governor Jay Nixon both making strong showings. Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder has also pulled ahead of Democratic challenger Susan Montee, and Republican Shane Schoeller has a lead over Democrat Jason Kander, 50 percent to 46 percent. Follow election coverage throughout the evening on your Missourinet station.
The votes are pouring in, with over 30 of 30-thousand precincts reporting. Claire McCaskill has pulled ahead of Todd Akin by 51 to 41 percent, Governor Jay Nixon has pulled ahead of Dave Spence, and the race between Peter Kinder and Susan Montee for Lieutenant Governor is tight, with Kinder at 49 percent and Montee at 45 percent.
Polls have just closed throughout the state–there are 8 Congressional seats up for election instead of 9 due to redistricting, and the Secretary of State’s office expects over three million people in the state (approximately 72 percent) to have turned out to vote.
With several precincts in Monroe County, in northeast Missouri, reporting, Todd Akin is ahead of Claire McCaskill with 54 percent of that vote; in the gubernatorial race, Dave Spence has 53 percent of that vote over Jay Nixon with 43 percent; and in the Lieutenant Governor’s race, Peter Kinder has 62 percent over Susan Montee with 33 percent.
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