The Green Papers: Missouri 2015 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,011,478 (1.94% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:10(1.86% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:8(1.84% of 435)
Capital:Jefferson City
 

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Missouri State and Local Government

Missouri 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Claire C. McCaskill
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Senator Claire C. McCaskill
FEC S6MO00305
    Republican     former Congressman William Todd "Todd" Akin - apparently not a candidate
7 November 2012: Former Congressman Akins filed with the FEC to run for the Missouri U.S. Senate Seat in 2018. The Statement of Candidacy is most likely part of Mr. Akin's Debt Settlement Plan for debts incurred during his unsuccessful run for Senate in 2012.
27 February 2015: "I will not be running for the U.S. Senate in 2016."

FEC S2MO00429

Class 3 Republican Senator Roy Blunt
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Secretary of State Jason Kander
19 February 2015: Announced his candidacy.

FEC S6MO00362; 30 Sep 15; Tot $2,345,760; Dsb $771,753
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Michael "Chris" Batsche
FEC S6MO00370
  Candidate Republican     Senator Roy Blunt
FEC S0MO00183; 30 Sep 15; Tot $3,686,180; Dsb $1,528,334
  Candidate Independent     Wana Dubie
  Candidate Unaffiliated     MD "Rabbi" Alam
FEC S6MO00388

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

  Democratic Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Attorney General Chris Koster
    Republican     former state Representative Randy Asbury - apparently not a candidate
25 September 2015: Withdrew stating "We have no regrets but must bring the campaign to its end...".
  Candidate Republican     John G. Brunner
    Republican     state Senator Bob Dixon - apparently not a candidate
23 November 2015: Ending his campaign for Governor of Missouri.
  Candidate Republican     Eric Greitens
  Candidate Republican     former U.S. Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
9 November 2014: Media reports indicate Mr. Kinder will run for re-election in 2016.
10 July 2015: Media reports indicate Mr. Kinder will run for Governor in 2016.
    Republican     Bart Korman - apparently not a candidate
    Republican     Auditor Thomas A. "Tom" Schweich - apparently not a candidate
28 January 2015: Announced his candidacy for Governor.
26 February 2015: Mr. Schweich, 54, commits suicide.
  Candidate Independent     Les Turulli, Jr.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2008, 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 3 January 2013: Announced he is interested in running in the Special Election in CD 8 to fill the soon to be vacant seat of Congressman Jo Ann Emerson.
1 October 2013: Formed an exploratory committee to run for Congress in CD 8.
1 November 2013: "An all-out run for Congress over the next year just isn't in the cards."
10 July 2015: Media reports indicate Mr. Kinder will run for Governor in 2016.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Brad Bradshaw
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Fred Kratky
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Tommie Pierson
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Michael L. "Mike" Parson
circa 24 July 2015: Switched from Governor to Lieutenant Governor.
  Candidate Republican     Beverly "Bev" Randles
8 December 2014: Formed Exploratory Committee
  Candidate Independent     Mary Bower
  Candidate Independent     William Peipers

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined);
6 Republican (6 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr.
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal
FEC H6MO01253
  Candidate Republican     Paul Berry, III

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Ann L. Wagner
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
    Democratic     Arthur Henry Lieber - apparently not a candidate
16 July 2015: "I will not be running for Congress in the 2016 elections."

FEC H0MO02213; 30 Sep 15; Tot $0; Dsb $8,738
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Bill Otto
FEC H6MO02301
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Ann L. Wagner
FEC H2MO02102; 30 Sep 15; Tot $969,985; Dsb $387,534

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman W. Blaine Luetkemeyer
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman W. Blaine Luetkemeyer
FEC H8MO09153; 30 Sep 15; Tot $793,454; Dsb $234,906

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Vicky Jo Hartzler
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Gordon Christensen
FEC H6MO04224
  Candidate Democratic     James Lloyd "Jim" White
FEC H6MO04216; 30 Sep 15; Tot $9,615; Dsb $6,653
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Vicky Jo Hartzler
FEC H0MO04086; 30 Sep 15; Tot $344,673; Dsb $92,876
  Candidate Republican     John E. Webb
FEC H4MO04138; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,756; Dsb $1,386

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II
FEC H4MO05234; 30 Sep 15; Tot $328,203; Dsb $264,041
  Candidate Republican     Michael Craig Burris
FEC H6MO05213; 30 Sep 15; Tot $0; Dsb $60
  Candidate Republican     Austin Jonathan Rucker
FEC H6MO05205

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman Samuel B. "Sam" Graves, Jr.
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Samuel B. "Sam" Graves, Jr.
FEC H0MO06073; 30 Sep 15; Tot $610,815; Dsb $319,252
  Candidate Republican     Donnie Swartz
FEC H6MO06203

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Republican Congressman Billy Long
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Genevieve Williams
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Billy Long
FEC H0MO07113; 30 Sep 15; Tot $565,280; Dsb $367,659

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman Jason T. Smith
First elected in a Special election: 4 June 2013 (re: resignation of Congressman Jo Ann Emerson)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Jason T. Smith
FEC H4MO08162; 30 Sep 15; Tot $588,017; Dsb $200,187

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Secretary of State Jason Kander
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 19 February 2015: Running for the Senate Class 3 seat in 2016.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Robin Smith
  Candidate Republican     John "Jay" Ashcroft
Son of former US Attorney General John Ashcroft.
  Candidate Republican     Roi Chinn
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Will Kraus
  Candidate Independent     Jeffrey Kees

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016

  Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - Candidate for Governor in 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     former county prosecutor Teresa Hensley
    Democratic     state Senator Scott Sifton - apparently not a candidate
30 July 2015: Running for re-election to the state Senate.
  Candidate Democratic     Saint Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman
  Candidate Republican     Josh Hawley
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Kurt U. Schaefer

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2012, 2016. Term Limit: 2 terms

  Democratic Treasurer Clint Zweifel
First elected: 2008; re-elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
The current Treasurer is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Seat - Retiring at the end of his term.
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator Judy Baker
  Candidate Democratic     Pat Contreras
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Eric Schmitt

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway
Appointed 2 March 2015 (re: suicide of Thomas A. "Tom" Schweich (Republican)).
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Thomas A. "Tom" Schweich (Republican), who was first elected as Auditor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, committed suicide on 26 February 2015. Mr. Schweich had announced that he was going to run for Governor in 2016. will appoint a replacement Auditor.
Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon (Democratic) 2 March 2015: Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon (Democratic) appoints John Watson (Democratic) as temporary Auditor. Mr. Watson has agreed to serve until a permanent appointment is made.
14 April 2015: Governor Jeremiah W. "Jay" Nixon (Democratic) appoints Boone County Treasurer and CPA Nicole Galloway (Democratic) to fill this seat.

 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 8 incumbents, 17 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 25 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 5 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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