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ELECTION 98 MAIN | | REMOTE NAVIGATOR

MISSOURI

Race Summary

Senate    (4105 of 4105 precincts reporting)
Nixon (D) 44%     Bond (R) * 53%    
House 01    (377 of 377 precincts reporting)
Clay (D) * 73%     Soluade (R) 25%    
House 02    (311 of 311 precincts reporting)
Ross (D) 29%     Talent (R) * 71%    
House 03    (362 of 362 precincts reporting)
Gephardt (D) * 56%     Federer (R) 43%    
House 04    (486 of 486 precincts reporting)
Skelton (D) * 71%     Noland (R) 28%    
House 05    (621 of 621 precincts reporting)
McCarthy (D) * 66%     Bennett (R) 31%    
House 06    (512 of 512 precincts reporting)
Danner (D) * 71%     Bailey (R) 27%    
House 07    (438 of 438 precincts reporting)
Perkel (D) 25%     Blunt (R) * 73%    
House 08    (509 of 509 precincts reporting)
Heckemeyer (D) 36%     Emerson (R) * 63%    
House 09    (504 of 504 precincts reporting)
Vogt (D) 36%     Hulshof (R) * 63%    
Updated November 04, 1998 03:39 P.M. EST

TOP RACES

SENATE: Sen. Christopher (Kit) S. Bond (R), first elected in 1986, is seeking a third term and will face state Attorney General Jay Nixon.
Stuart Rothenberg's Race at a Glance


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1998 POLLS

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POLL HOURS

7 a.m. ET (6 a.m. CT) to 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT)


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SENATOR AND GOVERNOR NOT UP IN 1998

Gov. Mel Carnahan (D); first elected 1992; next election in 2000.
Sen. John Ashcroft (R); first elected 1994; next election in 2000.


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VACANCIES

1998 vacancies list


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HOUSE DISTRICTS

  • CD1 (North St. Louis vs. northeast St. Louis County):
    William L. Clay (inc.) (D); Richmond A. Soulade Sr. (R)
  • CD2 (Western St. Louis County vs. eastern St. Charles County):
    John Ross (D); James M. Talent (inc.) (R)
  • CD3 (South St. Louis vs. southeast St. Louis County vs. Jefferson County):
    Richard A. Gephardt (inc.) (D); William J. Federer (R);
  • CD4 (West central vs. Kansas City suburbs vs. Jefferson City):
    Ike Skelton (inc.) (D); Cecilia D. Noland (R)
  • CD5 (Kansas City, eastern suburbs vs. Independence):
    Karen McCarthy (inc.) (D); Penny Bennett (R)
  • CD6 (Northwest vs. St. Joseph):
    Pat Danner (inc.) (D); Jeff Bailey (R)
  • CD7 (Southwest vs. Springfield vs. Joplin):
    Marc Perkel (D); Roy Blunt (inc.) (R);
  • CD8 (Southeast vs. Cape Girardeau):
    Anthony "Tony" J. Heckemeyer (D); Jo Ann Emerson (inc.) (R)
  • CD9 (Northeast vs. Columbia):
    Linda Vogt (D); Kenny Hulshof (inc.) (R)


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    PRIMARY DATE

    August 4

    Primary results


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    FILING DEADLINE

    March 31


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    STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES

    Total Number: 8

    To Watch:
    Constitutional Amendment 9: Riverboat Gambling
    Would allow the general assembly to expand the authorization of riverboat gambling on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.


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    PARTY CONTROL

    Governor: Democrat
    U.S. Senate: 2 Republicans
    U.S. House of Representatives: 5 Democrats, 4 Republicans
    State Senate: 19 Democrats, 15 Republicans
    State House of Representatives: 86 Democrats, 75 Republicans, 1 Independent, 1 vacant seat


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    STATE LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

    Senate: 17 seats up
    House: All 163 seats up


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    PARTY REGISTRATION

    None

    State Projected Voting Age Population: 3,995,000 (1996)
    Registered Voters: 3,477,695 (7/98)

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    ELECTORAL VOTES

    11


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY


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    PRESIDENTIAL VOTING HISTORY

    Clinton won in 1996; Clinton in 1992; Bush in 1988; Reagan in 1980; Carter in 1976; Nixon in 1972; Nixon in 1968; Johnson in 1964; Kennedy in 1960.

    LAST TIME VOTED DEMOCRATIC FOR PRESIDENT: 1996


    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1996:

    Clinton 48%
    Dole 41%
    Perot 10%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1992:

    Clinton 44%
    Bush 34%
    Perot 22%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1988:

    Bush 52%
    Dukakis 48%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1984:

    Reagan 60%
    Mondale 40%

    PRESIDENTIAL VOTE IN 1980:

    Reagan 51%
    Carter 44%
    Anderson 4%


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    PAST EXIT POLLS

    1992:

    1994:

    1996:


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    TURNOUT

    Historical voter turnout as a percentage of the voting age population 1960-1996


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    DEMOGRAPHICS


    Population: 5,359,000 (1996)
    (% of voting age population)
    White: 88.7%
    African American: 9.9%
    Asian: 1.0%
    Native American: 0.4%
    Other/Undeclared:

    Persons of Hispanic origin account for 1.2% of the voting population (from 1990 Census)


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    STATE TIDBITS

    State Capital: Jefferson City
    State Nickname: Show Me State

    Missouri is the birth state of Mark Twain and the starting point of the Pony Express and the Santa Fe Trail. Politically, it is a presidential bellwether state, having voted for the winning president in every election this century, but two -- in 1900 and 1956. Geographically, it is the center of the country, containing elements of all regions. Economically, it has rich farmland, thriving suburbs, big cities and impoverished ghettos. As farm communities die in the north, retirement and tourist centers like Branson flourish in the south. Missouri is the home state of the House Democratic leader, Rep. Richard Gephardt. Democratic President Harry Truman was from Independence, Missouri.


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    RELATED SITES

    NOTE: External sites will open in a new browser window.

    Government:

    Missouri Secretary of State Home Page
    http://mosl.sos.state.mo.us/
    Missouri Elections Information Center
    http://mosl.sos.state.mo.us/sos-elec/soselec.html
    Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan's Home Page
    http://www.gov.state.mo.us/
    Missouri State Senate
    http://www.senate.state.mo.us/
    Missouri State House of Representatives
    http://www.house.state.mo.us/home.htm

    News Media:

    CNN Affiliates

    WDAF (Kansas City)
    http://www.wdaftv4.com/

    State Newspapers

    Kansas City Star (Mo.)
    http://www.kcstar.com
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    http://www.stlnet.com/

    General Interest:

    The White House
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/Welcome.html
    The House of Representatives
    http://www.house.gov/
    The Senate
    http://www.senate.gov/
    Library of Congress -- The Legislative Branch
    http://lcweb.loc.gov/global/legislative/congress.html
    Congressional Quarterly's American Voter
    http://voter.cq.com/
    Congressional Quarterly's VoteWatch
    http://pathfinder.com/CQ/
    THOMAS: Legislative Information on the Internet
    http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas2.html
    Federal Election Commission
    http://www.fec.gov/
    Democratic National Committee
    http://www.democrats.org/
    Republican National Committee
    http://www.rnc.org/
    Project Vote Smart
    http://www.vote-smart.org
    Policy.com
    http://www.policy.com/


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    Updated: October 25, 1998



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