JEFFERSON CITY — The state of Missouri is well on its way on the road to the general election, which began with Tuesday’s primary.
Here are some important things to know about each race after the primary is through, as of 2 a.m. Wednesday:
U.S. Senate (open seat)
The U.S. Senate race will see current Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt facing off against Democratic nominee Trudy Busch Valentine, Libertarian nominee Jonathan Dine, and Paul Venable with the Constitution Party.
However, pending validation of petition signatures, this race could very easily become a six-way race. Independent candidate John Wood and the Green Party’s Nathan Kline filed petitions Monday for including in the November general election. Non-established political parties and independents have to turn in at least 10,000 valid signatures for inclusion in the general election ballot.
The Republican incumbent, Roy Blunt, was not seeking re-election in this election cycle.
|Trudy Busch Valentine||158,583||43.161%|
|Carla Coffee Wright||14,391||3.917%|
State Auditor (open race)
Similar to the U.S. Senate race, there is no incumbent in the Missouri state auditor race, as Democratic auditor Nicole Galloway is not seeking re-election.
The only contested primary in this race was the Republican primary, where Scott Fitzpatrick nearly secured a 2-to-1 margin victory over David Gregory.
Fitzpatrick will be facing Democratic nominee Alan Green and Libertarian nominee John Hartwig Jr.
The Missouri Green Party filed candidate paperwork Monday for Paul Lehmann for a potential four-way race for auditor.
|John A. Hartwig Jr.||2,958||100%|
U.S. Representative – District 3 (Blaine Luetkemeyer incumbent – R)
|Richard Skwira Jr.||1,616||1.694%|
The Green Party’s Bill Hastings filed petitions Monday to run in Congressional District 3.
U.S. Representative – District 6 (Sam Graves incumbent – R)
|Edward A (Andy) Maidment||348||100%|
U.S. Representative – District 7 (open seat)
|Republican||278 of 278 Precincts Reported|
|John M. Woodman||5,487||25.429%|
|Bryce F. Lockwood||2,430||11.261%|
U.S. Representative – District 8 (Jason Smith incumbent – R)
We will have more on the Missouri state General Assembly races across multiple news reports on Thursday.
(They will likely be written on Wednesday evening for publication early Thursday morning, August 4.)
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