Steve Danner won’t be taking over for his mother in the Congress. Danner has lost his race for 6th District Congressman to state senator Sam Graves. Danner says, though, he’ll be able to hold his head high. Danner had been a member of the Missouri house and senate before leaving the legislature for a futile run for state auditor a few years ago. Graves says he didn’t have much time to plan his campaign, but credited his staff and campaign volunteers with engineering the win. For more detailed election returns, see the Missouri secretary of state’s website at