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. Representative – District 1|
|Steven G. Bailey||Republican||61,252||19.96%|
|Robb E Cunningham||Libertarian||13,954||4.55%|
|U.S. Representative – District 2|
|David Justus Arnold||Green||3,839||0.94%|
|U.S. Representative – District 3|
|U.S. Representative – District 4|
|U.S. Representative – District 5|
|Emanuel Cleaver II||Democratic||185,494||58.43%|
|U.S. Representative – District 6|
|David M Blackwell||Democratic||98,588||28.35%|
|Russ Lee Monchil||Libertarian||8,051||2.32%|
|U.S. Representative – District 7|
|Genevieve (Gen) Williams||Democratic||92,390||27.38%|
|Benjamin T. Brixey||Libertarian||17,076||5.06%|
|U.S. Representative – District 8|