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MISSOURI

missouriPopulation: 6,083,672 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 29, 2016.

Primary: August 2, 2016.

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Missouri (R+5) has moved to the right, but moderate Democrats still have a chance and have had something of a hold on most statewide offices for years. It is 83% White and 11% Black.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 10. Missouri has picked the winner in all Presidential elections since 1904, except from 1956 and 2008/12.

Sena­tors: 1 Democrat, 1 Republican.

Claire McCaskill. (Pic: Congress)

Claire McCaskill. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 1: Claire McCa­skill (D)
Committees: Armed Forces, Commerce, Homeland Security.

Democratic nominee: Claire McCa­skill
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2018.

Status, May 21, 2016:
Lawyer and State Auditor Claire McCa­skill (b.1953) was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2012 with 55%.

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Roy Blunt. (Pic: Congress)

Roy Blunt. (Pic: Congress)

Senator class 3: Roy Blunt (R)
Committees: Rules (Chair), Appropriations, Commerce, Intelligence.

Democratic nomineeJason Kander
Republican nominee: Roy Blunt

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Likely GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
History teacher and university president Roy Blunt (b.1950) served 7 terms in the House, where he rose to Chief Whip. He was elected to the Senate in 2010 with 54%. The Dems nominated SoS Jason Kander.

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Representatives: 8 Representatives; 2 Democrats and 6 Republicans.

Wiliam Lacy Clay. (Pic: Congress)

Wiliam Lacy Clay. (Pic: Congress)

District 1
Representative: William Lacy Clay Jr (D)
Committees: Financial Services, Oversight.

Democratic nominee: Wil­liam Lacy Clay Jr
Republican nominee: Steven Bailey

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+28) covers much of St Louis, with northern suburbs. It is 47% White and 46% Black. State Senator William Lacy Clay (b.1956) was first elected in 2000, when he took over from his father. He won 73% in 2014. The GOP is running lawyer Steven Bailey.

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Ann Wagner. (Pic: Congress)

Ann Wagner. (Pic: Congress)

District 2
Representative: Ann Wagner (R)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nomineeBill Otto
Republican nominee: Ann Wagner

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+8) consists of suburbs to the south and west of St Louis. It is 90% White. Businesswoman and ambassador Ann Wagner (b.1962) was first elected in 2012 and took 64% in 2014. The Dems are running State Representative Bill Otto.

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Blaine Luetkemeyer. (Pic: Congress)

Blaine Luetkemeyer. (Pic: Congress)

District 3
Representative: Blaine Luetkemeyer (R)
Committees: Financial Services, Small Businesses.

Democratic nominee: Kevin Miller
Republican nominee: Blaine Luet­ke­meyer

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+13) covers central eastern parts to the west of St Louis. It is 93% White. Farmer, businessman and State Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (b.1952) was first elected in 2008, and took 68% in 2012. He has a primary challenge from bookstore owner and former State Representative Cynthia Davis, who ran for LG on the Libertarian ticket in 2012. The Dems are running Kevin Miller.

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Vicky Hartzler. (Pic: Congress)

Vicky Hartzler. (Pic: Congress)

District 4
Representative: Vicky Hartzler (R)
Committees: Agriculture, Armed Forces, Budget.

Democratic nomineeGordon Christensen
Republican nominee: Vicky Hartzler

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+13) covers central, western parts of the state. It is 90% White. Teacher and activist Vicky Hartzler (b.1960) took it from an incumbent Democrat in 2010. She took 68% in 2014. The Dems are running physician Gordon Christensen.

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Emanuel Cleaver. (Pic: Congress)

Emanuel Cleaver. (Pic: Congress)

District 5
Representative: Emanuel Cleaver (D)
Committees: Financial Services.

Democratic nominee: Ema­nuel Cleaver
Republican nomineeJacob Turk

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (D+9) contains all of Kansas City and Independence with eastern suburbs. It is 69% White and 20% Black. Theologian and former Kansas City Mayor Emanuel Cleaver (b.1944) was first elected in 2004 and took 52% in 2014. The GOP is running businessman and veteran Jacob Turk, who has run against Cleaver on numerous occasions earlier.

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Sam Graves. (Pic: Congress)

Sam Graves. (Pic: Congress)

District 6
Representative: Sam Graves (R)
Committees: Armed Forces, Transportation.

Democratic nominee: David Blackwell
Republican nominee: Sam Graves

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+12) covers the northern parts of the state, along the Iowa. It is 91% White. State Senator Sam Graves (b.1963) was first elected in 2000 and took 67% in 2014. The Dems are running computer programmer David Blackwell.

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Billy Long. (Pic: Congress)

Billy Long. (Pic: Congress)

District 7
Representative: Billy Long (R)
Committees: Energy & Commerce.

Democratic nomineeGenevieve Williams
Republican nominee: Billy Long

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+19) covers the southwestern corner of the state, including Springfield. It is 92% White. Businessman Billy Long (b.1955) was first elected in 2010 and took 63% in 2014. The Dems are running student Genevieve Williams.

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Jason Smith. (Pic: Congress)

Jason Smith. (Pic: Congress)

District 8
Representative: Jason Smith (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nomineeDave Cowell
Republican nominee: Jason Smith

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Safe GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The district (R+17) covers the southeastern corner of the state. It is 93% White. Lawyer and State Representative Jason Smith (b.1980) won a special election in 2013 and took 67% in 2014. The Dems are running store manager Dave Cowell.

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STATE OFFICES

Jay Nixon. (Pic: State of MO)

Jay Nixon. (Pic: State of MO)

Governor: Jay Nixon (D)

Democratic nominee: Chris Koster
Republican nominee: Eric Greitens

Rating, Sep 1, 2016:
Leans Dem in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
Lawyer, State Senator and AG Jay Nixon (b.1956) was first elected in 2008 and took 55% in 2012. He is term limited. The GOP is running veteran and non-profit executive Eric Greitens. Attorney General Chris Koster is the Democratic nominee.

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Peter Kinder. (Pic: State of MO)

Peter Kinder. (Pic: State of MO)

Lieutenant Governor: Peter Kinder (R)

Democratic nominee: Russ Carnahan
Republican nominee: Mike Parson

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
The LG is nominated and elected separately in Missouri. Lawyer and State Senator Peter Kinder (b.1954) was first elected in 2004 and took 49% in 2012. He is running for Governor in 2016. The GOP nominated State Senator Mike Parson. The Dems are running lawyer and former Congressman Russ Carnahan.

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Jason Kander. (Pic: State of MO)

Jason Kander. (Pic: State of MO)

Secretary of State: Jason Kander (D)

Democratic nominee: Robin Smith
Republican nominee: Jay Ashcroft

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
Lawyer, veteran and State Representative Jason Kander (b.1981) was elected in 2012 with 49%. He is running for Senate in 2016. The Dems are running real estate broker and former news anchor Robin Smith. The GOP nominated  lawyer and son of a former US Senator and AG, Jay Ashcroft.

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Clint Zweifel. (Pic: State of MO)

Clint Zweifel. (Pic: State of MO)

Treasurer: Clint Zweifel (D)

Democratic nominee: Judy Baker
Republican nomineeEric Schmitt

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
Trade unionist Clint Zweifel (b.1973) was first elected in 2008 and took 50% in 2012. He is not seeking re-election. State Senator and lawyer Eric Schmitt is the GOP nominee, while the Dems nominated ex-State Representative Judy Baker.

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Nicole Galloway. (Pic: State of MO)

Nicole Galloway. (Pic: State of MO)

Auditor: Nicole Galloway (D)

Democratic nomineeNicole Galloway
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2018.

Status, May 21, 2016:
State Auditor Tom Schweich (R) committed suicide in early 2015 and Governor Nixon appointed accountant and County Treasurer Nicole Galloway (b.1982) to replace him. This is the only state office up for election in midterms.

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Chris Koster. (Pic: State of MO)

Chris Koster. (Pic: State of MO)

Attorney General­: Chris Koster (D)

Democratic nominee: Teresa Hensley
Republican nominee: Josh Hawley

Rating, May 21, 2016:
Leans GOP in 2016.

Status, Sep 1, 2016:
Lawyer and State Senator Chris Koster (b.1964) was first elected in 2008 and took 56% in 2012. He is running for Governor in 2016. The Dems nominated former District Attorney Teresa Hensley. The GOP nominated professor and lawyer Josh Hawley.

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State Senate: 34 (9D / 25R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2014/2016.
State House: 163 (44D / 118R / 1V). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2016.

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