Primary Results: Akin to Face McCaskill, Clay Trounces Carnahan, Jones Wins City Treasurer
|Lacy won his racy.|
Gubernatorial Candidate Dave Spence's Epic Fail
Peter Kinder Burned by Former Donors
Russ Carnahan to Lacy Clay: "[Screw] You!"
In the U.S. Senate race, Republican Congressman Todd Akin won 36 percent of the vote to win the Republican primary. Akin will face incumbent U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in November. Akin's opponents, businessman John Brunner (who spent millions of his own money on the race) and Sarah Steelman captured 30 percent and 29.2 percent of the vote, respectively.
|Palin's endorsement wasn't enough for Steelman.|
Democrat Jason Kander will face off against Republican Shane Schoeller for the Secretary of State office that incumbent Robin Carnahan is vacating later this year. And Tea Party favorite Ed Martin easily won the Republican primary for Attorney General with 71.6 percent of the vote. He'll meet Democratic incumbent Chris Koster in the general election.
As was predicted, the so-called "Right to Pray" initiative (a.k.a. Amendment 2) passed easily statewide with 82.8 percent of the vote.
In local elections, the St. Louis race for city treasurer also resulted in a bit of a surprise.