Republican Secretary of State candidate Jay Ashcroft (picture from Facebook)

Jay Ashcroft

Jay Ashcroft maintained a comfortable lead over Lee’s Summit Senator Will Kraus throughout Tuesday’s primary election, to clinch the GOP nomination for Secretary of State.

About 61% of voters chose Ashcroft, while Kraus took about 36% of the vote. Roi Chinn trailed far behind with about 4%.

Robin Smith

Robin Smith

Ashcroft will take on Democrat and former St. Louis television news anchor Robin Smith in November’s general election. Smith defeated both Bill Clinton Young and MD Rabbi Alam by a wide margin to secure the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State.

Secretary of State Jason Kander is seeking Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s seat.