Missouri Republican Senate Primary Results (Open)(Update – Akin wins)
% Reporting – 80.3
√Akin – 36.3
Brunner – 29.8
Steelman – 29.2
11:10 p.m. Eastern — AP calls race for Akin
I don’t know much about Akin, but he apparently is the one McCaskill wanted to run against. Dems ran ads against Brunner to knock him down, but who knows if those made any difference. Akin was supported by Mike Huckabee’s PAC. This tweet pretty much summed up the feeling on the #mosen Twitter hashtag:
#mosen it’s gonna be funny when @clairecmc loses to the guy she hand picked to face.
— Ben Cook (@Skitzzo) August 8, 2012
The Missouri Secretary of State has a good interactive map with results. Politico also has a results map which likely will update quicker based on AP reporting. A Twitter hashtag to follow is #mosen.
As of 9:20 p.m. Eastern, only 2% reporting, and it’s pretty much a dead heat.
The polls close in the hotly contested Republican primary in Missouri at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Whoever wins goes up against the highly vulnerable Claire McCaskill. John Brunner is the favorite, but Sarah Steelman has received the endorsement of Sarah Palin. The other contender is Rep. Todd Akin.
I will not follow the results minute by minute, but will update at meaningful intervals.
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Video: Candidate, Blogger Fight in Front of Shelby Township Polls
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No matter who wins tonight, the clear loser is the Democratic Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan. She’s part of a Democratic dynasty here. Her much touted website went dead before the polls even closed.
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Why does Steelman have “30.o”%.
Is this one of those legal trick questions?
At this point, Steelman will have to take nearly 35% of all remaining votes to pull ahead in a 3 way race.
I assume the top two candidates will face in a run-off if no candidate takes a majority of the votes?
This point being:
% Reporting – 39.7
Akin – 34.1
Steelman – 31.7
Brunner – 29.0
“I assume the top two candidates will face in a run-off if no candidate takes a majority of the votes?”
No, not in Missouri. The top candidate goes to the general in November.
Well, unless one of the candidates’ home town hasn’t reported yet, and they have a BIG family, it is probably difficult to imagine a change in the top 3 positions at this point. Unless Democrats are counting the votes, of course…
% Reporting – 50
Akin – 35
Steelman – 31
Brunner – 29
Brunner overtook Steelman by 1/2% at around 67% of the precincts reporting. Quite a big flip.
Your numbers don’t match Politico. It looks like your numbers have Steelman and Brunner reversed, assuming you are watching Politico at 22:58 EDT.
The state numbers are VASTLY different from the Politico numbers at 23:00. Or rather, Politico shows 75% reporting while the state shows more like 66% reporting at the same time. Curiously annoying…
State Numbers around 23:10
Office / Candidate Name Votes
U. S. Senator (2,062 of 3,428 Precincts Reported)
Todd Akin REP 138,199
Sarah Steelman REP 128,247
John G. Brunner REP 117,666
At the same time Politico showed Brunner over Steelman by 141,000 to 137,000.
Brunner’s an OK guy, yet despite his massive and frequent ad buys across the state, Todd Akin was always the quiet favorite to take the field against Claire Bear.
But, who knows? The results are still being tallied.
Meanwhile, in the Washington Primary, Republican Mckenna is down at 43% to Democrat Inslee at 47%. One good thing about our primary is that the results tend to mirror the general election results except with a +3-5% democrat skew in the general.
Barring some major swings, Mckenna is toast for governor this year. Oh, by the way, Maria Cantwell is now around 55% for the primary. YAY!
I hate being little California
The primary process in Washington State seems to be a bit different than other states. Is everyone running against each other and the “top two” advance?
What’s the scoop on Robert McKenna?
Washington is a top two primary state where the top two vote getters face off in the general election. My district last year had two Republicans facing off in the general election, which sometimes happens and the democrats could not do a thing. There is no write in option for state candidates so no Lisa Murkowski’s here.
Unfortunately, the primary is a very good predictor of the general election in Washington state and is much better than polls usually. The Democratic vote usually comes in around 3-5% higher in the general than in the primary and it has been consistent in our state for the last four elections. That means that Mckenna, who has rino tendencies, has his work cut out for him with a 43% vote to Inslee’s 46%, the combined Democratic vote got 51-52% of the total primary vote. I do not like this outcome at all.
Maria Cantwell got over 55% so she will unfortunately most likely cruise to reelection. We are FULL of democrats here in Washington. John Koster however may turn a district to the Republicans this Novembe so we will be 5-5 split.
Can you further elaborate on the “rino tendencies?” I have been interested in learning more about him since he filed suit against Obamacare but it is difficult to get a feel for state officials without some insight from the ground.
Sarah Steelman will have another chance cuz she’s got the Conservative track record and rep. A pity Palin pow couldn’t help her get there this time.