Election 2016: Blunt withstands Kander’s challenge as House incumbents cruise

Updated at 5 a.m.

Missouri’s Congressional incumbents combined to post a perfect record on Tuesday, with U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and the state’s eight representatives in the U.S. House all notching victories to preserve the status quo for Missouri’s contingent in Washington.

Blunt, a Republican, overcame the biggest obstacle to secure re-election, fending off a challenge from Democrat Jason Kander, Missouri’s secretary of state. Blunt won 49.3 percent of the vote, edging Kander’s 46.2 percent in a race that attracted national attention and drew big contributions from outside the state.

In the closing week of the campaign, polls had shown Blunt and Kander in a dead heat.

Missouri’s U.S. House races, by contrast, were all decided by margins of at least 19 points.

Six Republican incumbents won re-election: Ann Wagner, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Vicky Hartzler, Sam Graves, Billy Long and Jason Smith. Two Democrats, Lacy Clay and Emanuel Cleaver, also secured two more years in Washington.

Total tallies for all of Missouri’s congressional races, which are unofficial but reflect 100 percent of precincts reporting, are below, courtesy of the Secretary of State’s Office.

U.S. Senator
Jason Kander Democratic 1,283,222 46.21%
Roy Blunt Republican 1,370,240 49.34%
Jonathan Dine Libertarian 67,067 2.42%
Fred Ryman Constitution 25,194 0.91%
Johnathan McFarland Green 30,413 1.10%

 

U.S. Representative – District 1
Lacy Clay Democratic 231,604 75.49%
Steven G. Bailey Republican 61,252 19.96%
Robb E Cunningham Libertarian 13,954 4.55%

 

U.S. Representative – District 2
Bill Otto Democratic 153,331 37.62%
Ann Wagner Republican 238,826 58.59%
Jim Higgins Libertarian 11,621 2.85%
David Justus Arnold Green 3,839 0.94%

 

U.S. Representative – District 3
Kevin Miller Democratic 102,484 27.94%
Blaine Luetkemeyer Republican 248,880 67.84%
Dan Hogan Libertarian 11,906 3.25%
Doanita Simmons Constitution 3,586 0.98%

 

U.S. Representative – District 4
Gordon Christensen Democratic 92,385 27.85%
Vicky Hartzler Republican 225,034 67.83%
Mark Bliss Libertarian 14,355 4.33%

 

U.S. Representative – District 5
Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 185,494 58.43%
Jacob Turk Republican 122,367 38.55%
Roy Welborn Libertarian 9,594 3.02%

 

U.S. Representative – District 6
David M Blackwell Democratic 98,588 28.35%
Sam Graves Republican 236,938 68.13%
Russ Lee Monchil Libertarian 8,051 2.32%
Mike Diel Green 4,202 1.21%

 

U.S. Representative – District 7
Genevieve (Gen) Williams Democratic 92,390 27.38%
Billy Long Republican 228,001 67.56%
Benjamin T. Brixey Libertarian 17,076 5.06%
Amber Thomsen Write-in 23 0.01%

 

U.S. Representative – District 8
Dave Cowell Democratic 69,949 22.66%
Jason Smith Republican 229,648 74.40%
Jonathan Shell Libertarian 9,059 2.94%

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